1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
The purpose of accounting is to provide information about the economic affairs of an organization this information may be used in a number of ways: by organization managers to help them plan and control the organization operations; by owners to help them appraise the organization performance and make decision as to determine how much tax the organization must pay; by lenders and others to help them decide how much time and or money to devote to the organization.
Given that account reports are prepared in general terms suitable for presentations to the diverse category of users enumerated above, there has been heavy regulation in the direction of the contents, depth and breath of these report. These include the companies and allied matters decree (now Act) hereafter to as (CAMA 1990), Statement of Accounting Standard (SAS), Auditing Standards, ICAN professional ethics and code of conduct e.t.c., all geared towards the preparation of general Statements in greater detail and simplicity for the uses.
1.2 STAMENT OF PROBLEM
One of major users of the corporate annual report or financial statement is the shareholder. The shareholder equity acquisition in the company confers on him joint ownership status and thus right to receive her financial statement.
The problem however is that shareholder may not be receiving the financial statement within the stipulated time as contained in section 344 of CAMA 1990. It is also evident that some may not be receiving them at all.
The following questions arise for which answers will be sought in the course of this study.
1.3 OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY
The major objective of this study is to examine value relevance of corporate disclosure. Other specific objectives include;
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