Association of Nigerian Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) has redeemed her pledge to contribute to the training of qualified Accountants and Finance Managers in line with the action plan of Federal University Otuoke.
This follows a recent presentation of about 1000 titled books to the Vice Chancellor Prof. Mobolaji Aluko, in his office.
During the event, leader of the delegation and representative of ANAN National President, Mr. James Neminebor extended the goodwill of the National president Alhaji Sakirudeen Tunji Labode who was unavoidably absent.
Alhaji Sakirudeen Tunji Labode Stated that ANAN is committed to attainment of standard professional training of Accounting and Finance students and having considered the hardwork the Management has put in so far, decided to fulfil its promise of March 2014 to donate books to the University.
“We have looked at the hardwork you have put in, we did promise that we are going to assist you in training your accounting students.” He said.
Adding that, “we are here today with these books to redeem our promise, now we present these books to the glory of Accounting students, Research Fellows and the generality of persons in Federal University Otuoke".
Responding, Vice Chancellor Mobolaji Aluko thanked ANAN for their donations and expressed optimism that the books will be beneficial to students, adding that ANAN membership is expected to increase when they are fully utilized.
“I really want to thank you for these books, I am sure that these books I see here will be extremely useful to our students and we thank you for it, surely ANAN membership will increase when they open the books and see that they were donated by ANAN.” VC said.
While acknowledging that books are now expensive, Prof. Aluko stated that it is important that enough books be made available to students to enable them acquire the desired knowledge without having to fight over them.
In his words,” Books are very expensive now, at the stage at which we are, it is important that textbooks are what we concentrate on and that we have multiple copies so that students do not have to fight over books, my recommendation is that at least 5 copies of each recommended textbook should be in the library.”
He further assured the delegates that the books will be properly processed and made available for usage soonest.
“We will make sure that they are properly tagged and catalogued and put on our shelves in the shortest possible time.” he said.
Witnessing the presentation were the Registrar, Mr. David Suowari and Bursar, Ms.Atonbara Ombu.
A total of 205 books with 41 titles and 5 copies each were presented to the University by ANAN. It can be recalled that the Association paid a courtesy visitto FUO in March 2014 promising to make book donations.