INSTITUTIONALIZING ANTI-CORRUPTION WAR
by Patrick Nzechukwu
The FCT Minister,
Hon. Muhamadu Bello
Let me seize this opportunity to advice that the current anti corruption crusade would end up like precious exercises in this direction except deliberate attempt is made on the part of government to institutionalize the crusade. To this end, I have flagged of the campaign from one direction looking up to government support by taking the Barton from me and firing from all cylinders. God's willing, this monster called corruption must be brought under control. Accordingly, I enjoined you to welcome and accept this invitation.
SPECIAL GUEST INVITATION
Minister of the FCT,
Attention: Alh. Muhammad Bello
LAUNCHING : FIRST INTERNAL AUDITING TEXT BOOK IN NIGERIA
It's my honour to invite you as special guest to the upcoming LAUNCHING of the first text book on Internal Auditing in Nigeria on 11th March, 2017, titled: Internal Audit Practice from A to Z
I was working as Head of Internal Audit Dept when I discovered that was no existing textbook on internal auditing by a Nigerian. Then I conceived the idea to fill the gap in 2010 and I commenced the project in 2011. My primary objective was to use Internal Auditing as a tool to prevent wastes, reduce errors and fraudulent practices and to checkmate corrupt officials in all sectors of our economy. In line with this objective, I developed four steps agenda.
1. Produce a reference material, textbooks (Practice and Study packs). Here is link to cart a copy: https://www.crcpress.com/9781498742054
2. Produce a bill that would be promulgated into law to give legal backing to Internal Auditors to do their work without fear of molestation or losing their Jobs, which I was eventually a victim. To this end, I conducted a survey on the need for this
bill and the responses I obtained encouraged me to go ahead with the research and eventual production of a bill I christened "Nigerian Internal Audit Practice, Regulatory and Administration Agency and Other Related Matters Bill, 2014. It was registered with Nigeria Copyright Commission. Thereafter, I contacted some people at NASS to push this bill, but they ignored me; I even contacted a professional body to help push the bill but after going through the contents, they felt it may usurp their powers and responsibilities. Today, the bill is still cooling off on my shelf.
3. The third step agenda was to get regulators of tertiary institutions in the country to encourage schools to add Internal Auditing in their curriculum as a subject. Again, I wrote to NUC, they didn't even acknowledge receipt of my mail. Today I am still nursing that idea and waiting for the appropriate time.
4. The 4th and last step agenda was to encourage professional Certification of Internal Auditing in Nigeria as it is done in developed economies of the world. Again, I wrote to ICAN, after going through the proposal, they rescinded. But with the budding of Institute of Internal Auditors, Nigeria, this may soon be a popular career.
Please sir, this invitation is coming to accord your organization the opportunity to make a good representation at the book launch.
Note, though the global price BPS 49.99, we are making arrangement to produce West African version with the same quality, content but lower price before the book launch.
Note also that the venue for the launch and program of event would be communicated privately on acceptance of invitation.
Thank you for your audience and look forward to seeing you at the book launch.
Patrick Onwura Nzechukwu
Mobile: +2348033169799; +2349081550149