Nyong becomes first Nigerian to join IPSASB

16 Nov 16

Christopher Nyong has been appointed to the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board, it was announced last week.

Nyong is currently the auditor general of Cross River State in Nigeria. He will be the first Nigerian and third African to be appointed to IPSASB and will serve an initial term of three years.

Nyong holds degrees in accounting, as well as an MBA. He is a chartered accountant, a chartered public finance accountant and a certified fraud examiner. He also served on the governing council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.

According to IFAC chief executive Fayez Choudhury, who made the appointment, Nyong has been a strong supporter of the independent standard-setting boards.

Commenting on his appointment, Nyong said: “I feel really humbled to be the first Nigerian to be appointed by IFAC to serve on the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board. It is a recognition of one's little contribution to strengthening public finance management reforms in our country.”

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