The Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami FNCS, FBCS, FIIM has called on the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) to adopt the use of technology in the execution of accounting activities.
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The Honourable Minister made this call today while making his remarks virtually as the Keynote Speaker during the 25th Annual Conference of Certified National Accountants with the theme” Disruptive Technologies and Innovation: The Place of the Accountant.
The Minister said, “Your theme, “Disruptive Technologies and Innovation: The Place of the Accountant” is well thought-out and very timely. People seeing this theme can think this is some digital economy conference! As we develop the digital economy of Nigeria, all sectors must embrace it and integrate technology into their activities”.
Dr Pantami stated that the digital economy journey in Nigeria commenced on the 24th of October, 2019 following the re-designation of the Federal Ministry of Communications as the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy by His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR.
Pantami listed the relevant emerging technologies which the accounting profession can benefit from starting with the letters A-B-C-D-E respectively;
- Artificial Intelligence
- Cloud Computing
- Data Analytics