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ICAN honors Yahaya Kansila with merit award

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) has honored an industrialist and philanthropist, Dr. Usman Yahaya Kansila, the Chief Executive Officer, UYK Nigeria Ltd, with a merit award.

SOLACEBASE reports that Kansila  was honored at the Institute 2023 annual dinner and award night held in Lagos.

He was among six reputable Nigerians and two corporate organizations honored at the event that include, Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, Speaker Ekiti State House of Assembly, Hon. Olubunmi Adelugba, Executive Chairman , Federal Inland Revenue Service, Mr. Muhammad Nami, Former Chairman KPMG Africa and National Senior Partner, KPMG Nigeria, Mr. Kunle Elebute and Dr. Greg Ezeilo, Founder, President Signal House Consulting Ltd.

The corporate organizations are Nigerian Bottling Company Ltd and Pedabo, Tax, Audit and Advisory Company.

The Institute said Dr.Usman Yahaya Kansila was honored with his contribution over the years to ICAN and service to humanity.

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‘’In recognition of his invaluable contribution to the society, the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike, Abia state of Nigeria conferred him with an honorary doctorate degree in accountancy in 2021. After he spent 8 years in the Kano Civil Service at the ministry of commerce and industry, he went into private business, where he established UYK NIG. LTD in 1996, Engineering and trading company, and Yahaya Kansila Foundation,’’ the Accounting body said.

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‘’The corporate social responsibility (CSR) figure of Dr Usman Yahaya Kansila on a continuous basis sponsored hundreds of indigent students to pursue education from primary to tertiary level, through various scholarship program . His foundation, Usman Yahaya Kansila Foundation has very comprehensive and robust positive programs for grooming Nigerians of creed to pursue professional qualification in accountancy one of the noble sponsorship programs is the enrolment of  students of accountancy and related courses into the accounting technicians scheme west Africa (ATSWA) programme, of the institute of chartered accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) starting from September 2019 to date.

‘’Similarly over 500 students have enjoyed the sponsorship cutting across tertiary institutions, including Bayero University Kano, Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano State Polytechnic, Federal University Dutse and others.’’

‘’The foundation has sponsored various program including, the financial registry workshop organized by ICAN Kano and the District Society Golden Jubilee conference and many more.’’

In his acceptance speech after the award, Usman Yahaya Kansila expressed over the award while appreciating the Institute over the gesture.

‘’Honestly, I am so surprise over the award as I never expected it. It came to me as surprise.,’’ Kansila said.

‘’ By the special grace of Allah,  whatever support we have been according indigent students and the society would be improved upon to alleviate challenges facing the people.’’

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