President Buhari said that his service as military head of state and civilian leader gave him the opportunity to see the system of accountability in the country and the mess that needed to be fixed.

The President said this while receiving a delegation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) led by the President, Mrs. Comfort Olu Eyitayo, at the State House, Abuja, today, April 8.

President Buhari, who highlighted the institute’s contributions to ensuring probity, accountability and transparency, called for more diligence and professionalism.

“Having been a military head of state and returning to politics to become president, after losing three elections, I have seen the accountability system in the country and the mess that needs to be cleaned up,” he said in a statement published by its spokesperson, Femi Adesina

The president, who said that professionals in various areas, especially accounting, provide the strength and framework for flourishing economies, assured that his administration will continue to hire experts to achieve measurable and reliable results.

President Buhari, who described ICAN as a “social stabilizer” of the economy, said he would review the institute’s reports and recommendations on including and strengthening the national accounting system for growth.