Oyo State government is to unveil the State Anti-Corruption Agency (OYACA) next week.

Governor Seyi Makinde disclosed this when he received the President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, ICAN, and members of its governing council on a courtesy visit at the Agodi, Secretariat, Ibadan.

The governor gave an assurance that his administration would continue to ensure accountability, transparency and prudent management of public trust in the state.

Reacting to report on ICAN Accountability Index Report which rated the state low in 2017 and 2018, Governor Makinde explained that his administration had begun charting a new course based on what was met on the ground from the previous administration with accountability being sacrosanct.

The governor promised to consider the request from ICAN requesting that a favourable grade level be considered as entry point for chartered accountant employed to the civil service.  

Earlier, the president of ICAN, Dame Onome Joy-Adewuyi lauded the government for the establishment of the Oyo State Anti-Corruption Agency.

Dame Joy Adewuyi said functions of the agency were in line with the vision of ICAN on accountability, adding that the ICAN accountability index would be a good framework to assist the state in its scoring and rating base on fiscal transparency in line with best practices

Highlight of the visit was the presentation of ten million naira from the state government to ICAN for its Ibadan and District Society Secretariat.

Iyabo Adebisi


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