The executive chairman of Akwa Ibom Internal Revenue Services (AKIRS), Mr. Okon Okon will present a lecture to the gathering of professional accountants in Akwa Ibom State during the international accountants week, holding from November 10 to 13, 2021.

Okon Okon, a chartered administrator, tax expert and development economist, will be leading a discourse on the Role of Accountants in Economic Development. He is expected to avail the gathering with the turnaround dynamics that enabled his organization improve its revenue base in few years of his stint as the premier executive chairman of state IRS.

It is of note that the success of his organization has helped to shore up the revenue of the state, contributing significantly to the annual budget.

Okon Okon is a graduate of University of Uyo (Second Class Upper in Economics) earned a Masters Degree in Economics and an MBA, both from the University of Lagos. He attended executive courses and continuing professional training in Harvard Business School – Boston, Wharton Business School – Pennsylvania, Columbia Business School – New York, Euromoney – London, IDI – Dublin and Lagos Business School – Lagos. The training cuts across Business Leadership, Executive Management, Administration, Financial Management, Negotiation, Contemporary Business Development Strategy, Change Management and Sustainable Governance.

He has broad career expertise in Banking and Finance, especially in Corporate Finance and Investment, Treasury, Mortgage, Trade, Retail and MSME banking.
He is a member of The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, an associate of The Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) and a Fellow of the Institute of Credit Administration and has recently been appointed as a Council member, representing the Joint Tax Board in the CITN.

The professional accountants gathering which comes under the aegis of International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), made up of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN), will pull together a creme du la creme of the economic development institution drivers, including public policy czars and entrepreneurs.

According to the chairperson of ICAN Uyo and District Society, Dcns Eno Ime Akpan, FCA, the professional accountants summit will feature road walk, purposefully integrated to give members who are mostly sedentary a sense of physical activity for healthy living and good body balance. Other activities of the gathering include annual lecture, dinner and awards presentation to the body’s distinguished members and supporters.
Akwa Ibom State governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, also a member of the body, will grace the occasion as the special guest of honour.

Meanwhile, efforts are intensified by the 2021 International Accountants Day planning committee headed by Dr. Magnus Chukwuekezie, FCA, to ensure all knots are tied to make the occasion an impactful one. ANAN chairperson, Stella Thomas Effiong, FCNA, will be mobilizing all her members to the international accountants summit 2021.

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