The Association of Corporate Governance Professionals of Nigeria (ACGPN) has asked the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRC) to recognize its training certificates as well as their accredited members so that they would be eligible to sign financial statements.

This request was made to the FRC during a courtesy visit of ACGPN delegation to the Council’s corporate headquarters in Lagos.

Speaking during the visit, the President of the Association, Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa, said the purpose of their visit was to seek the Council’s recognition for its training certificates as well as the accredited members of the Association so that they can sign financial statements.

Ohuabunwa also sought the recognition of the Council for its Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Directors training which he said would help them demonstrate effective leadership characterized by ethical values of responsibility, accountability, fairness and transparency.

Responding to their requests, the FRC Executive Secretary, Mr. Daniel Asakpokhai , thanked the delegates for their visit and assured them that their demands were going to be given due consideration, adding that it was the Council’s desire to collaborate with academia and professional bodies in conducting several researches.

Speaking further, Asakpokhai assured them of the Council’s readiness to embark on the conduct of several researches while soliciting the sponsorship of such researches by both Corporate and Professional bodies.

Reacting to the FRC CEO’s assurances, Ohuabunwa thanked the Council for giving them the opportunity to visit and pledged the Association’s readiness to partner with the Council in promoting good corporate governance in the country.

Among the delegation of ACGPN were Mr. Masaku- Johnson; Mr. Wuyi Ogunyinka; Mr.Adedyinka Hassan, Mrs. Dorcas James and Nicholas Ikhane, while the FRC was represented by Mr. Iheanyi Anyahara; Mr. Abubakar Ibrahim; Mr. Nelson Anumaka and Mr. Titus Osawe.