The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) on Saturday night honoured the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, and Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Babatunde Fowler, with the 2018 Merit Award.
The award ceremony was held at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos
Other high profile personalities also honoured by the Institute were: the Akarigbo of Remo, Oba Babatunde Ajayi; Group Executive Director, Finance and Accounts of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Isiaka Abdulrazaq and a Fellow of the Institute, Margaret Unubun.
The University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan and Fate Foundation received the institute’s merit award in the corporate category while a posthumous award was given to late Alhaji Zubair Abdullah and Late Mrs. Uchenna Ifesinachi Erobu.
CAN President, Isma’ila Zakari, said Mrs Adeosun was honoured for her exemplary and distinctive contribution to the growth of the Nigerian economy and leadership quality.
“This honour is in recognition of your outstanding contributions to the ideals of our Institute which include: accountability, integrity, honesty, exemplary leadership and nation-building.
“Particularly for your selfless service as Nigeria’s minister of finance and for your roles in strengthening the Nigerian economy and entrenching accountability through the introduction of 22 Points Fiscal Reform Action Plan and the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme,” the ICAN boss stated.