By Our Correspondent
The Executive Chairman of the Federal Capital Territory Internal Revenue Service (FCT-IRS), Mr. Haruna Abdullahi has won the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Public Sector Advocacy Awards in Nigeria.
Hotpen reports that, Mr. Abdullahi is the only Nigerian among the few global personalities that emerged the winners of the awards.
Announcing the award on abmagazine.accaglobal.com publication, the global professional body said these awards recognise members who have acted as powerful advocates for ACCA and the accountancy profession, and made difference in their workplace as well as their communities.
In a statement signed and made available to Hotpen by the Head Corporate Communications, FCT-IRS, Mustapha Sumaila, explained that ACCA disclosed that the awardees have also done well in working to nurture and encourage the next generation.
The association noted that “Haruna Yarima Abdullahi, executive chairman of Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory Internal Revenue Service, won the award for his work in promoting the brand in Nigeria”
Receiving the award, Abdullahi stated that ‘the icing on the cake is that ‘I have never wanted to be recognised; I just wanted to add value, to think globally and act locally and it is amazing to receive recognition for something that makes me happy.’
On his journey so far, the FCT-IRS boss
explained that twenty years ago, there was no real ACCA presence in Nigeria, so he had to go abroad to study, noting that since then he spares time to teach and mentor the younger generation taking the ACCA examination.
He stated that the association has opened doors and made him a global citizen. ‘I have made lifelong friendships and meaningful connections across the world, thanks to ACCA. It has given me a global mindset and encouraged me to bring a global perspective in everything I do, while still valuing my local roots. Being an ACCA isn’t just a title for me; it’s a badge of honour.
“The work ACCA does towards professionalising the public finance workforce and elevating public financial management resonates deeply with my own convictions,’ he said.