Pantami urges accountants to embrace disruptive technology in execution of activities


Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami has called on the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) to adopt the use of disruptive technology in the execution of accounting activities.

He made this call on Tuesday during his virtual remarks as the Keynote Speaker at 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 is well thoughtout 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.”

Pantami further 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, President Muhammadu Buhari.

He listed the relevant emerging technologies which the accounting profession can benefit from, starting with the letters A-B-C-D-E, Artificial Intelligence,
Blockchain, Cloud Computing, Data Analytics and Ed-Tech.

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