LEADERSHIP Newspapers has bagged the Society of Women Accountants of Nigeria (SWAN’s) best organisation award for 2018.
The award was presented to LEADERSHIP on Saturday during SWAN Abuja end of year dinner and award night in Abuja.
The chairperson, SWAN Abuja chapter, Mrs. Ijeoma Ugwunebo, while presenting the award, stated that the end of year dinner and award night is a period when the association expresses gratitude to its partners in the past years. “it is a biannual event, where we appreciate all that have keyed into our dreams as professional female accountants in Abuja.We use this opportunity to tell them what we did with the support we got from them financially, morally and otherwise and we also urged that when we come back to them tomorrow for assistance they should be assured that whatever they give to us will be put to good use”.
Ugwunebo said, “We cannot quantify the assistance and coverage we got from Leadership newspaper for the past years they have reported our programs and
events without financial requirements, we will not be able to pay for the much publicity they have accorded us. We see Leadership as our partner in progress. May God continue to enlarge the coast of the staff and management of LEADERSHIP Newspapers”
Some of the individuals who also received awards include the Accountant General of the federation, Alhaji Ahmed Idris, the executive chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service, Babatunde Fowler, the director general, Debt Management Office (DMO) Patience Oniha, past chairman of ICAN Abuja, Fred Okonta amongst many others.
Earlier, the past chairman of ICAN Abuja, Fred Okonta, applauded the achievements of SWAN for past years , according to him, SWAN projects has been laudable. “They have touched every member of the society in positive ways especially the issue of the ‘girl child education’ you will see that they have been to schools to educate them of the need to embrace professionalism and be the best in whatever they are doing. Today the accountancy profession is facing threats from individuals who are
masquerading as professional accountants and different associations are coming up so there is need to educate the younger ones which is what SWAN
Abuja is doing by putting a lot of efforts to make sure that these younger ones are well guided.”