A Professor of Accounting and Finance, Babcock University, Ilishan Remo, Ogun state, Rufus Ishola Akintoye has received the 2017 Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) merit award for his contribution towards the growth and sustainably of the Accounting profession.
He received the award along with members of ICAN , non-members as well as other corporate bodies at the well attended annual dinner and awards of the institute, held recently, in Lagos.
In his remarks, the 52nd ICAN/President, Deacon Titus Soetan, congratulated the recipients, saying that all they were carefully selected considering their antecedents and success in their chosen field as well as their contribution to the growth of the profession.
He urged them not to relent but should continue to keep the flag high, especially as far as taking accountancy to a more enviable heights and finally bailing our dear country out of recession.
In his response, Professor Akintoye, thanked God for making it possible not only as a recipient of the award, but as the winner of the 2017 merit award in the members category, adding that the best honour that can be given to any accountant in this country is to be recognised by ICAN,
He advised the youths to be determined and focused, not minding various obstacles on their way, noting that the challenges are surmountable.
“I can’t imagine various odd jobs I have engaged in, all in my aspiration to become great in life. I could recall the time I declined an admission offer by a Nigerian university and resorted to go to The Polytechnic, Ibadan, because I knew at that time that I would not be able to combine
academics with university education, but can manage while at the polytechnic,” he said.
Other recipients of awards at the event include the former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, the Governor of Lagos , Mr. Akinwummi Ambode, Rev. Peter Friday Obadan, and Professor Kabiru Isa Dandago.