The first female Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, Abakaliki & District Society, Mrs Nnachi Justina, was Thursday, inducted.
Mrs. Nnachi, was elected chairman during the 2022 Annual General Meeting of the District society in Abakaliki.
Members of the new executives inducted alongside Mrs Nnachi, include; Mr Irem Sylvester (1st Vice Chairman), Cyril Agbo (2nd vice chairman), Larry Nwanoke (Secretary General), Uche Enogwe (Financial Secretary), Office Cornelius (Assistant Secretary) and Chigozie Ohanede (Publicity Secretary).
Others are: Steve Onwukwe (Treasurer), Chima Eze (Technical Secretary), Moses Nwankwo (Membership Secretary), Angela Onyibe (Society for Women in taxation), Kingsley Onyekezie (1st Ex officio) and Edith Okoronkwo (2nd Ex officio).
Speaking during the induction held in Abakaliki, the National President of the CITN, Mr. Adesina Adebayo, urged the new executive members to ensure healthy collaboration with government agencies to enhance tax practices toward building the Nation.
He charged them to be diligent and steadfast in the discharge of their duties and work by the organization’s code of competence.
In her speech, Mrs. Nnachi, who expressed her joy over her induction as the first female chairman of the CITN, Abakaliki & District society, unveiled a 6-point agenda towards uplifting the organizational standard of the Society in line with the best practices across the Country.
“Following my emergence as the first female Chairman of this institute, I have come to terms that a lot needs to be done to place the District on a higher pedestal in the committee of other Districts in Nigeria.”
She pledged to uphold the ethics and ideals of the association while serving as the Chairman of the District with the support of her executive members.
“We can move the institution to the higher altitudes we all clamor for”, she said.\
The chairman explained that the dwindling oil revenue has necessitated tax practitioners to work in synergy with the Federal government for tax advocacy, advisory, and enforcement of the Nations sustainable economic development as well as the States.