Emmanual Ijewere, the former President of the Institute of Accountants of Nigeria, ICAN, has reportedly passed away at age 77.

His death was confirmed to journalists on Friday by the Senior Manager of the Corporate Communications Directorate of ICAN, Dare Muyiwa.

Ijewere, born in Plateau State on October 30, 1946, served as the 32nd president of ICAN from 1996 to 1997; he played a pivotal role in leading the accounting body.

He commenced his accounting career in 1965 at Coopers & Lybrand; he later established Ijewere & Co., a chartered accountancy firm in Nigeria, in 1979.

The accounting icon has held various positions as the president of renowned organizations like the Institute of Directors (IOD), the Nigerian Red Cross, and a National Economic Forum (NEF) member.

Also, he served as the chairman of Best Foods Group, Emson, Nigeria Agribusiness Group, Drum Resources Nigeria Limited, Apel Capital & Trust Limited, Countrywide Direct Mortgage Company, Kerildbert Holdings, Computer Warehouse Group (CWG), Gemini Pharmaceuticals, among others.

Ijewere was a member of the Agricultural Transformation Implementation Council (ATIC), under the chairmanship of former President Goodluck Jonathan and also served as a resource person for the transition committee of former President Muhammadu Buhari regarding agriculture.

Former ICAN President, Ijewere dies at 77

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