L-R: Jane Ohadike, Head of Policy, Africa- ACCA; Mr Tom Isiobor, Head, ACCA Nigeria and Aderonke Adebule- Senior Business Development Manager, Nigeria during an interactive session with the media in Lagos.


By Ngozi Onyeakusi—The Association of Chattered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the world’s most forward-thinking professional accountancy body, has reaffirmed its resolve for continues support to Small and Medium Scale Enterprises ( SMES’) access to finance, through a number of unique initiatives geared towards raising their level of competitiveness in a challenging business environment.
Mr Tom Isiobor, Head, ACCA Nigeria, in an interactive session with the media in Lagos reiterated the  association’s commitment  to providing access to finance for young Nigerians as a way of empowering them and making them productive.
He noted that ACCA has identified youth empowerment and access to finance as one of the ways of supporting the ongoing efforts towards achieving nine of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, adding that the association has recorded huge success in the regard.
Isibor assured that to drive home its
identified area of support, ACCA has entered into partnership with Fate Foundation adding the association has been working in collaboration with government agencies for the purposes.
Jane Ohadike, Head of Policy, Africa- ACCA, stated that ACCA was committed to educating the youths, as a way of promoting economy and the society. Noting that people need to understand how to manage business and finance .
Founded in 1904, ACCA is the global professional accounting body offering the Chartered Certified Accountant qualification. It has 233,000 members and 536,000 future members worldwide. ACCA’s headquarters are in London with principal administrative office in Glasgow.