Meet The Board

Iliyasu Buba Gashinbaki

B.Sc, MLC, CNA, CFE, ACTI, PGCCS, FCIHCD, CrFA(F)
PRESIDENT & CHAIRMAN-IN-COUNCIL

Gashinbaki is the Chairman, Society for Forensic Accounting and Fraud Prevention (SFAFP), he is an author and sits on the Board of several companies. He is the Founder/Global Partner, Discovery Cycle Professionals Limited (DCP), a consulting company with vast experience in forensic audit, taxation, investments, finance, operations, management and policy. In addition, he is the Founder/Group Country Director/CEO, Machine and Equipment Corporation Africa Limited (MECA), an engineering, operations and technical asset management Corporation with offices/workshops in about 25 States of the federation.

 Before then, he had served in various capacities in public institutions such as; Office of the Chief Economic Adviser to the President of Nigeria, Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Company (NSPMC), Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), African Petroleum PLC (formerly British Petroleum BP) and also a Policy Advisor to the Nigeria Governors’ Forum.

Gashinbaki holds a B.sc in Accounting and Master’s Degree in Law Enforcement & Criminal Justice (MLC) from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria – Nigeria. In addition, he holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Corruption Studies from Hong Kong University, Hong Kong (SAR). He is a Fellow, Chartered Institute of Human Capital Development (FCIHCD); Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) from Austin, Texas, U.S.A; Certified National Accountant (CNA); Associate, Chartered Institute of Taxation (ACTI); and Associate, Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals, Lombard, Illinois, United States. His areas of interest and hobbies include research, writing, analysis and problem solving (chess & puzzle).

Dr. Abuchi Ed. Ogbuju Executive Secretary

Dr. Abuchi Ed. Ogbuju

Ph.D, CPA (Ireland), CrFA(F) , ACTI, FCNA, CFE, DBA (Forensic Accounting)
BOARD MEMBER

Managing Partner of MESSRS ABUCHI ED. OGBUJU & CO (Certified National Accountants, Forensic & Fraud Examiners) and fellow of the Society.
Abuchi was trained in the firms of Samuel Asuen & Co; Michael Agbamu & Co; D.E. Ogona & Co and Coopers & Lybrand (Audit)
Abuchi left the lecturing appointment at University of Abuja to fully move into professional practice. He remain a visiting lecturer at Nigerian College of Accountancy, Jos, on the specialized skill of Forensics. Abuchi is Accreditation Resource person of
Technical Committee on Nigerian Universities Commission and that of Nigerian Board for Technical Education, for Nigeria’s Polytechnics accreditation. Abuchi was a Board member; Students’ Tax Advocacy Initiative of Federal Inland Revenue Services; he is a member of International Association of Accounting Education & Research. Abuchi served ANAN in several capacities and committees among them, Technical Committee on Audit Standards; Strategic & Economic Watch Committee; Committee on Public Financial Accountability (PFA) Index. Abuchi was a Board Member, Nigerian College of Accountancy, Jos; he was the Chairman of ANAN Abuja Branch. Abuchi is currently the Chairman of Practising and Quality Control Committee of ANAN. He is certified in Forensic Accounting by the Prestigious American College of Forensic Examiners Institute, ACFEI Springfield, MO USA and the Institute of Certified Forensic Accountants, Canada. A certified member of Association of Certified Fraud Examiner, Texas USA, CFE. He is a Fellow of Association of National Accountants of Nigeria; member, Certified Public Accountants of (Ireland) and member, Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria.
He has travelled widely resourcing on the specialized skill of Forensics Abuchi registered the Society and bestowed it to ANAN Council. He drew the training curriculum from his doctorate dissertation on skill transfer and practices of forensics. He is the Board Secretary and doubles as Executive Secretary/Chief Executive of the Society. Abuchi is married with children.

Prof.-Emma-I.-Okoye-CrFA-FCNA

Prof. Emmanuel Ikechukwu Okoye

PhD, FCNA, FCTI, FNAA, FCFIA, FCrFA, FCPA (England and Wales), FSM, FNIM
MEMBER

Prof Emmanuel Ikechukwu Okoye hails from Nibo, Anambra State. He is a Professor of Accountancy, majoring in Forensic and Public Sector Accounting. He holds the following Fellowship Awards: FCNA. FCTI, FNAA, FCFIA, FCrFA, FCPA (England and Wales), FSM, FNIM, etc. He was former HOD, Accountancy and former Dean, Faculty of Management Sciences, UNIZIK, Awka. He is currently the Associate Director of Research, UNIZIK Business School and Director, ANAN Research Centre, UNIZIK. Prof Okoye is the Chairman of Ethics and Standards Committee of ANAN, External Examiner in more than 24 Universities in Nigeria and outside Nigeria and Chief Editor/or Editor in 15 referred journals. He has supervised over 200 MBA Students,80 MSc students, 57 PhD students and assessed more than 40 candidates for Professorial cadre appointment. He was a member of the Governing Board of Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria and NIFES. He is currently a member of Scripture Union Nigeria Governing Board and Nnamdi Azikiwe University Governing Council. He is happily married with children.

OLUATA Johnson Oludeinde Esq

MEMBER

OLUATA Johnson Oludeinde Esq, is a Professional Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner registered with the Financial Reporting Council ,has Bachelors Degree in Accountancy from the University of Lagos, he later studied for Advanced Diploma in Commercial Law and Practice in the same institution.
A member of the following among others:
Fellow of Association of National Accountants of Nigeria,(ANAN)
Foundation/member of BoT,Society for Forensic Accounting and Fraud Prevention
Certified Fraud Examiner of Association of Certified Fraud Examiners USA
Licensed by The Chartered Accountants of Ireland for its PQA
Audit and Assurance Faculty of Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators U.K
The Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria(CITN),
Nigerian Institute of Management(Chartered)
Full member of Nigerian Institute of International Affairs,

Mr Oluata is a past member of the Governing Council ,of ANAN, Chair of its International Relations Committee since 2010 , during this period ANAN gained membership of major global bodies including IFAC.He was a member of International Affairs Committee of CITN when the West African Union of Tax Institutes and Association of African Tax Institutes were established.
He a member of ACFE Advisory Council (Texas USA),taking part in Researches and Surveys for IFAC, SOX-Institute, ACFE and ITC, Switzerland. Oluata is a voting member of the Project Management Working Group and Reporting Process Working Group of XBRL International Consortium ,member of Audit Data Collection Task Force for International Standards Organisation under the sponsorship of XBRL II and represents ANAN in the Members Assembly.
He was at time a visiting lecturer to Nigerian College of Accountancy,and mentor to selected undergraduate and graduate students of The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC)an administrative contact for Nigerian Accounting Association at IAAER.
.His practice ,Messrs JOHNSON OLUATA & Co (Certified National Accountants)a member firm of Enterprise Worldwide, registered with the Office of Auditor General of the Federation and that of some States, the affiliate firm is TYSOG Consulting (Consulting Accountants and Chartered Tax Practitioners)licensed and regulated by The Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria.
The firm is an accredited consultant to 27 UN Agencies
He worked for about 23 years in Mitsui & Co Ltd Group, Japan, and voluntarily retired as General Manager in 2003, he had previously worked in National Bureau of Statistics of Nigeria ,United Bank for Africa Plc, and Nestle Foods Plc,He trained in the firm of Segun Fagbulu Associates in addition to professional experience acquired by interface with the statutory auditors of Nestle Foods Plc. Mitsui &Co Nigeria Ltd (MBK Nigeria Ltd) and Mitsui related companies, the auditors were Peat, Marwick, Ani, Ogunde & Co (now KPMG ) D.O.Dafinone & Co (now Howarth Dafinone and Oni Lasebikan & Co (now Ernst & Young)

Some of the events he attended recently are:
Delegate at the 2014 National Conference, represented ANAN in the Professional bodies group
UNCTAD Intergovernmental Working Group of Experts on International Standards of Accounting and Reporting, Geneva 2013
The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting SriLanka 2013
IFAC Board Meeting, South Africa 2012
PAFA Board meeting, Tunisia in 2012
World Congress of Accountants in Malaysia 2010
XBRL International programs in Canada and Ireland,, 2011 and 2013

He is well travelled, married with children and member of Ikoyi Club 1938 and Lagos Country Club.

Prof. Suleiman Aruwa, FCNA, CrFA (F)

Prof. Suleiman A. S. Aruwa

PhD, FFNAA, FCNA, FCTI
MEMBER

Prof. Aruwa is a Professor of Accounting & Finance of the Nasarawa State University, Keffi. He has spent over 20 years in teaching, research, and offering national and international consultancy services on public financial management reforms. He is a Council member of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) and the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) of Nigeria, a former Dean of the School of Postgraduate Studies, Nasarawa State University, Keffi and President, Nigerian Accounting Association (NAA), and Vice-President, International Association of Accounting Education and Research (IAAER). He is a Fellow of International Institute of Certified Forensic Investigation Professionals (USA), among others. He is a major resource person on UNDP and World Bank public expenditure review and public expenditure tracking surveys. He has published widely and supervised 47 PhDs to date.

Mr . Lawal Bawa Maru, FCNA, CrFA (F)

Mr. Lawal Bawa Maru

BSc, MBA, MSc, FCNA, FCTI, CrFA
MEMBER

Mr Lawal became a graduate of ABU Zaria in 1987 and proceeded to obtain his masters in Accounting & Finance in 2014. He is a Fellow of ANAN, CITN, Member Certified Forensic Accountants of Canada, Member Society for Forensic Accounting & Fraud Prevention(CrFA), Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) and Resource Person for NBTE accreditation for accountancy programmes. Currently a Council member of ANAN, chairman Audit Committee of ANAN, a PhD student of accounting & Finance at Bayero University, Kano and Managing Partner, Al Ahl & Associates, Gusau- Zamfara State, Nigeria.

Managing Partner, Al Ahl & Associates-( Certified National Accountants, External Auditors, Tax Practitioners & Financial Management Consultants), Gusau, Zamfara State, Nigeria.
08065958677, 08082035536.
lawalbawa82@gmail.com, alahlassociates01@gmail.com

Dr. Chigbu, Chibueze Christian

PhD, CFE, MBA, PGD, FCNA, FCTI, MNIM, CrFA
MEMBER

He was born on the 5th July, 1960 . Held from, Oboro in Ikwuano , L GA. Abia state, Nigeria.He has a Doctorate Degree (Honor Causa) from West Africa Christian University, Sango Otta, Ogun State (2004); MBA Accounting & PGD Accounting both from Enugu State University of Science and Technology (2003 & 2000) respectively; Executive Management Accountancy, University of, Lagos, Akoka, Lagos State (1986); Diploma Accountancy, Sokoto State Polytechnic, Sokoto State (1984); WAEC, GCE O & A Levels, Oboro Secondary School, (1979 & 1981) respectively. He is member of some professional bodies viz, Nigeria Institute of Management (Chartered), (NIM) 2003; Fellow/Practitioner, Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) 2004; Fellow/ Practitioner, Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria,(CITN) 2009 ; Association of Certified Fraud Examiners USA 2008; BoT- Society for Forensic Accounting and Fraud Prevention. (SFAFP) 2015, powered by the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria; Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRCN) 2015. Dr. Chigbu retired form the Federal Civil Service as an Assistant Director Accounts and Unit Head, Oil/ Non-Oil and Gas Division, Revenue and Investment Department, FMF, (Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation), Abuja, Nigeria on 1st April 2015 after 35 years of meritorious service.
Chigbu’s Publications includes;
“Fraud in Religious Organizations” (Publication in ICPC News, ISSN 0794-9510 Vol.3No.8, November, 2008, pg 16)
“Professional Ethics as productivity enhancer” (Publication in ICPC News, ISSN 0794-9510 Vol.4 No18 January, 2009, pg 12)
“Professional Ethics Pays” (Publication of OAGF “ Treasury Journal” 2013, vol. 1 page 4)

Dr. Michael Adebayo Ayeni, FCNA, CrFA (F)

Prof. M. A. Ayeni

Ph.D., FCNA, FAIA, FCTI, Cr. FA, FFAR, CPA Ireland, MNIM,
MEMBER

He is a professional Accountant, trained in the United Kingdom, a fellow of many professional Associations, a trained Forensic Accountant and a member of the Business Appraisers of America. He is also a member of the Certified Institute of Public Administrators of Ghana.He is licensed by the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria and the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria as a practitioner in line with their enabling laws.He was the Vice-Chairman of the Standards and Ethics Committee and a member of the Practicing and Quality control committee of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria and has served in other various capacities in ANAN meritoriously. He attended the Forensic Accounting Academy, an intensive training programme organized at Atlanta in the U.S by NACVA and IBA where he was exposed to various ways of Forensic Investigations and Accounting. He is also the Vice President of the Technical and Standard Setters Forum of the Pan African Federation of Accountants and the Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Federation. He is a member of the prestigious American College of Forensic Examiners International and a member of the Institute of Forensic Accountants of Canada. He has enormous cognate experience having worked in various segments of the economy. He was trained as a Finger Print Examiner on how to compare and interpret Finger Prints by Forensic Pieces a widely acknowledged Forensic Investigators, Finger Print Experts and accredited FBI Trainers in Lafayette; Louisiana USA IN 2017.He is a fellow of the prestigious Association of Forensic Accounting Researchers (AFAR) and a board member of the Society for Forensic Accounting and Fraud prevention and a visiting Professor of Accounting to the University of The Gambia.

Mrs. Shiva Rae M'ovul Kondoun

B Sc. MBA, FCNA, FCTI, CrFA
MEMBER

Shiva Rae M’ovul Kondoun was born on the 22nd day of May 1969. She attended her primary Education at St.Marks Anglican school, located in Gboko local government in Benue State .Shiva Rae Kondoun also gained a diploma in Accounting from the institute of Administration Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, she also got a B.sc in Accounting from the university of Benin and later an MBA in management from the Benue state university. Previously, She was the finance controller of the college of Health science where she impeccably managed the finances of that division. she is currently the Deputy Bursar of Final Accounts and Reports at the Benue state University. She is a member of many professional bodies which include; Fellow, Association of National Accountants of Nigeria, Certified public Accountant of Nigeria, Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, Certified Member, Society for Forensic Accounting and Fraud Prevention. Shiva Rae Kondoun is very keen in bringing significant changes to the Accounting profession.

 

Prof. Hassan Ibrahim

B. Sc, M. Sc, Ph.D., CrFA(F)
MEMBER

Professor Hassan Ibrahim is an indigene of Bida Local Government in Niger State, Nupe by tribe. He was awarded B.Sc degree in Accounting, M.Sc Accounting and Finance and Ph.D Accounting and Finance by the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in the years 2000, 2006 and 2011 respectively. He joined Nasarawa State University, Keffi from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 2015 as an Associate Professor. He was promoted to the rank of Professor of Accounting and Finance with effect from 1st October 2018 by the council of Nasarawa State University, Keffi. Presently he is the HOD, Accounting Department, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai – Niger State.. He has served in various capacities in the University system. From Departmental Examination Officer, Programme Coordinator, Seminar Coordinator, Editorial Board Membership, Membership of Senate, Headship of Department, Dean of Faculty. He also served as Staff adviser to clubs and societies. Professor Hassan Ibrahim is a member of many professional bodies such as ANAN, MIN, CITN, NAA, ICMA, and currently a fellow of the Society for Forensic Accounting and Fraud Prevention.

Dr Oke Olubode

Bsc, Msc, PhD, FCA, FCTI, FCSA
MEMBER

A graduate of Accounting from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He had a Master degree in Accounting from University of Lagos, Lagos and Doctor of Philosophy(PhD) in Accounting and Finance from Nasarawa State University, Keffi. A professional to the core. He is a Fellow of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria(ICAN), Fellow, Chartered Institute of Taxation (CITN), Fellow, Chartered System Accountants(FCSA), Fellow, Institute of Certified Forensic Investigation Professionals(FIICFIP), USA among others. He had a successful career in Public service spanning over 30 years where he rose to the position of Director, Finance and Accounts. He is presently with Nasarawa State University, Keffi in the Department of Accounting and Facilitator/ Supervisor with the Open University University, Abuja. He sits on the Board of Digital Bridge Institute, an International Centre for Information and Telecommunications Technology Studies,Abuja He attended several courses in Nigeria and overseas. He is happily married with children.

Mr. Anthony Chukwuemeka Nzom, FCNA, CrFA (F)

Mr. Anthony C. Nzom

FCNA, MBA, MBIM, MIMC, CPA (Ireland), CrFA (F)
MEMBER

A graduate of Accounting from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He had a Master degree in Accounting from University of Lagos, Lagos and Doctor of Philosophy(PhD) in Accounting and Finance from Nasarawa State University, Keffi. A professional to the core. He is a Fellow of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria(ICAN), Fellow, Chartered Institute of Taxation (CITN), Fellow, Chartered System Accountants(FCSA), Fellow, Institute of Certified Forensic Investigation Professionals(FIICFIP), USA among others. He had a successful career in Public service spanning over 30 years where he rose to the position of Director, Finance and Accounts. He is presently with Nasarawa State University, Keffi in the Department of Accounting and Facilitator/ Supervisor with the Open University University, Abuja. He sits on the Board of Digital Bridge Institute, an International Centre for Information and Telecommunications Technology Studies,Abuja He attended several courses in Nigeria and overseas. He is happily married with children.

Mrs. Urom, Alice Samuel

FCNA, CrFA, FCGP, ACTI
MEMBER

Alice was born on the 4th day of April 1973 in Idomi, Yakurr Local Government Area of Cross River State. She obtained her HND (Accounting) in The Polytechnic Calabar now Cross River University of Technology in 2000; she also obtained Advance Diploma, Praise Computer and Management College, Calabar, 2000 – 2001. Mrs. Alice S. Urom, in 2007 – 2008, enrolled with the Graduate School, University of Calabar where she meritoriously obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM). She proceeded to the enviable and prestigious Nigerian College of Accountancy, Jos and
became a Certified National Accountant of Nigeria, CNA in 2009 – 2010. In 2017, she was awarded Fellowship of ANAN and became a Fellow Certified National Accountant of Nigeria, FCNA. Mrs. Alice Urom thereafter proceeded to the famous Society for Forensic Accountants and Fraud Prevention ICPC Camp, Keffi, where she successfully became a Forensic Accountant. In May, 2019, Alice Urom became an Associate of Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria.She is also a Member of Association of Corporate Governance Professionals of Nigeria (ACGPN) in October, 2019.

Social Life:
Mrs. Alice Urom has a fulfilled working experience. In 1992 – 2009 she worked in the Bursary Department, The Polytechnic Calabar (now CRUTECH) and has risen through the ranks and file in the Cross River State Civil Service and now a Director of Finance, Accountant General Office, Cross River State. She was the Secretary General ANAN, Cross River State branch and Treasurer of the South
South Zone of ANAN. Alice is a Council Member of ANAN.
She is a devoted Christian of The Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries. She is married to Dr. Samuel E. Urom, Consultant, Orthopedic Surgeon with the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar. She has children.

Prof. B. C. Osisioma FCNA,CrFA

Prof. B. C. Osisioma

LIFE GRAND PATRON
Professor B. C. Osisioma was the foundation Chairman of Society for Forensic Accounting & Fraud Prevention. A Professor of Accountancy at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka and a professional accountant with the Association of National Accountants of Nigerian (ANAN). He holds a Ph.D Degree in Finance, an MBA Degree also in Finance, and a first class B Sc degree in Accountancy all from the University of Nigeria Nsukka. He holds the Fellowships of a number of Professional bodies: Fellow, Institute of Financial Management, Fellow, Association of National Accountants of Nigeria, Fellow Institute of Management Consultants, Fellow Chartered Institute of Public Administration of Nigeria, Fellow Institute of Strategic Management, Fellow Institute of Industrial Administration, Fellow Nigeria Institute of Management and Fellow, Nigerian Accounting Association.
He is also a member of InternationalAssociation of Accounting Education & Research and Associate Member of Association of Fraud Examiners, USA. He is in the membership diary of American College of Forensic Examiners Institute.
Professor Ben Osisioma was a foundation scholar at UNN and a Federal Scholar for Post-Graduate Studies. He was at graduation both a Departmental and Faculty Prize Winner. He has initiated and supervised over 40 doctoral research studies and examined 44 others, out of which 18 have been elevated to the rank of professors. He has authored not less than 19 books and monographs, 25 chapters of Books of Readings, 60
refereed Journal Papers, 150 un-published Conference/Seminar/Workshop papers and 26 General Interest
Texts and Papers. Professor Osisioma has been severally honoured with awards of Integrity, Academic Excellence and
Outstanding Leadership. He was selected Man-of-The-Year by the American Biographical Institute in 2001 and listed in the directory of outstanding 2000 Intellectuals of the 21st Century by the International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England. He is also listed in the International Directory of Distinguished
Leadership, Who’s Who in Igboland and Who’s Who in Orumba.
He was the Director General, Nigeria College of Accountancy; Chairman, Think-Tank of Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN); He served as National President, Nigerian Accounting Association and Member, Board of Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria. He has also served with
distinction in several public and private sector assignments – member, Anambra State Elders Council; Member, Board of Trustees, Orient Foundation. Member, Anambra State Vision-2010 Committee, Member, State Advisory Committee on Economic and Financial Matters, Director (Finance & Training) of
IBS Publications and UNDP Consultant for Women in Nigeria Programme. At the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Professor Osisioma has served as member, Governing Council,
Head of Department for many years, two-terms as Dean of Faculty of Management Science, Pioneer Director, Chike Okoli Centre for Enterprenueral Studies and Chairman of several sensitive committees of the University. He is also a Licensed Lay-Reader in the Anglican Communion, Enugu Diocese; and several
other positions in the ecclesiastical cathedrals. Ben transferred his Chairmanship of the Board of trustees of SFAFP when he became the in-coming President of ANAN. He is also married to Hilda, with two children, OZICHUKWU and ADIMCHINOBI.