Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday regretted that a number of government agencies, financial institutions and professional bodies have been falling short of accounting standards and lack transparency and accountability.
Osinbajo therefore stressed the need for professional elites to join the present administration in the current fight against corruption in the country.
Mr. Laolu Akande, his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, in a statement quoted the Vice President as speaking while receiving leaders of both the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) separately in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Osinbajo expressed the readiness of the Federal Government to work on judicial and justice sector reforms.
Osinbajo observed that “There were several government agencies, financial institutions and professional bodies that fell short of accounting standards, lacked transparency and accountability.”
The Vice President said if ICAN members and other professionals were diligent and courageous in the performance of their duty, their activities would go a long way in helping the present administration to fight corruption.
He said ICAN professionals should rise to the task of exposing false accounting and insisting on transparency and accountability.
He also urged the institute and other professional bodies to encourage whistle-blowers to expose the ills of the society.