Sanwo-Olu calls for transparency and professionalism in public and private sectors


Trust, accountability, and transparency are mandatory qualities needed in governance and as well as in the public and private sectors.

This was disclosed by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu while receiving the delegation of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, led by its President, Comfort Eyitayo, during a courtesy visit at the Lagos House in Ikeja.

Governor Sanwo-Olu, who described the accounting profession as noble one, stressed that these qualities are required for a sustainable social and economic development of the country.

He said: “For us in Lagos State Government and in the public service of the State, we consider our role here, as one of trust. Trust in governance is one of our key objectives here. We believe that we are in a position of trust.

“We are in a position where we need to continue to hold ourselves accountable and hold ourselves answerable to the voting public that elected us into office. But more importantly, to be able to hold on to the tenet of ensuring that everything we do, we can account for it; be it infrastructure, financial and human capital.”

Governor Sanwo-Olu while commending Lagos State Public Service for having its own arm of ICAN and quality chartered accountants in the Civil Service disclosed that Lagos State Government has one of the largest chartered accountant members in the country aside from the banks, which are in the private sector.




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