A delegation of officers, management and staff of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), led by the 48th President, Mr. Doyin Owolabi will join the family and well-wishers of the late Mrs. Lilian Las this weekend in Abuja to bid her goodnight. The funeral arrangements of Mrs. Las, Senior Manager, in the ICAN Abuja Office, who died in the ill-fated Dana air crash on June 3, 2012 in Iju-Ishaga area of Lagos, will begin on Friday, July 13, with a Service of Songs at her residence, Plot A190 AMAC Estate, Sabon Lugbe, Airport road, Abuja. On Saturday, July 14, there will be a Memorial Service at RCCG, Resurrection Parish, FHA Estate, Lugbe, Abuja and Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, July 15 at RCCG, Governors Assembly, FHA Estate, Lugbe, Abuja.
On the fateful day, Mrs. Las was on her way to attend a management meeting in Lagos. Apart from Mrs. Las, nine ICAN members working in different organizations also lost their lives in the crash.
A statement by Mr Dayo Ajigbotosho ,assistant director, Corporate Affairs (ICAN) said Mrs. Las, who had a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) specializing in Finance, was employed by ICAN as Manager at the Abuja Liaison Office in 2000. Prior to that time she had worked temporarily as Finance officer at the former Nigerian Agricultural and Cooperative Bank, Kaduna where she did her National Youth Service Corp programme. She also worked as Inventory Officer at Dangote Flower Mills. She was an alumnus of both Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and University of University of Maiduguri. For her primary and secondary education, she attended St Andrews Primary School, Yola, Adamawa State and Queen’s College, Yaba, Lagos.
ICAN, established by the Act of Parliament Number 15 of 1965, is empowered to set standards of knowledge and skill to be attained by persons wishing to become members of the accountancy profession. The Institute, which is the only Nigerian member of International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), has over 30,000 members and over 120,000 students on its registers and conducts examinations twice in a year. Its vision is to be a leading global professional body while its mission is to produce world-class Chartered Accountants, regulate and continuously enhance their ethical standards and technical competence in the public interest. Its motto is accuracy and integrity