The September 2023 everyone was memorable who graced day the for everyone was memorable who graced day the for occasion of the investiture ceremony of Mrs Sandra Chinedu Momah, FCTI as the 5th State Coordinator of SWIT Lagos State Chapter.
The Ceremony was held at the prestigious Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja. The occasion was graced by renowned dignitaries who flocked in their number to render support to the incoming State Coordinator and her executives. In attendance were our ever amiable SWIT National Chairperson – Mrs Bosede Ikhanoba, FCTI.
The CITN Registrar – Dr. Lanre Olasunkanmi, FCTI; CITN Deputy Vice President – Mr Simon Kato; Chairperson of the Society of Women Accounts of Nigeria (SWAN) – Mrs Hilda Ozor, FCTI; other distinguished council members, State Coordinators from other SWIT Chapters across Nigeria, Past Presidents of CITN and SWIT Lagos, representatives of the revenue authority, the most significant tax consulting firms in the country and the industry.
The program was a strategic success and was well executed by the Chairman of the Investiture Planning Committee, Mrs Jenifer Gbalajobi, who is serving as the Lagos State Vice State Coordinator.
Mrs. Sandra Chinedu-Momah is a fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW), a Member of Nigeria Institute of M a n a g e m e n t ( Chartered ), Society of Women in Taxation (SWIT), Society of Women Accountants of Nigeria (SWAN), Pioneer President, Professional Women’s Network (PWN) and Founder of Insightful Ladies Forum (ILF). Currently, she is running her Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Finance at Babcock University, Nigeria.
She is an Associate Partner with Ernst and Young (EY) Nigeria, where she leads the Financial
Services sector in the Tax Unit. Sandra is also a Pastor at Mercyseat Tabernacle International. She is happily married to Pastor Chinedu Momah with children. Some of the focal points which Mrs Sandra Momah promised to deliver on during her tenure include:
- Fostering continuous learning and professional growth through seminars, workshops, and networking events
- Initiating taxpayer outreach programs to enhance tax awareness among market communities and enlighten taxpayers about their civic rights and duties.
- Collaborating with fellow professional bodies across Lagos to convene a symposium addressing pivotal issues affecting our members.
- Publishing a comprehensive compendium titled ‘Nigerian Women in Tax and their Achievements’ celebrating the incredible contributions of women in our field.
In her acceptance speech, she expressed her gratitude to all those who had stood by her and or supported the success of the SWIT Lagos Chapter. She promised to leverage the existing foundation of the Chapter in empowering women within the tax industry to effect positive contributions within the broader communities. In her interview with the mass media houses, Mrs Sandra Momah spoke about the Tax to GDP ratio and the importance of tax revenue to the government. She emphasised that research showed organisations managed by women were more profitable. Hence, she called for women to be at the forefront of the tax reform process in Nigeria and for the SWIT Lagos State Chapter to contribute its quota in tax reforms.
BY NWAMAKA OSUEZE ITIE, ACTI (PUBLICITY AND PUBLICATIONS
SECRETARY, SWIT LAGOS STATE CHAPTER).