Akintola Williams, First African To Become A Chartered Accountant, Clocks 99


Chief Akintola Williams, the first African to qualify as a chartered accountant, clocked 99 on Thursday.

In his honour, a special birthday reception was held at his Lagos residence, and was attended by dignitaries such as Akinwunmi Ambode, Governor of Lagos State and Senator Ibikunle Amosun, his Ogun State counterpart.

Speaking at the event, Ambode described the celebrant as “a true Nigerian who worked assiduously to lift up the country”.

He said Williams deserves to be celebrated, being the “doyen of accountancy profession and an elder statesman” and “for his contribution to the growth and development of the country”.  

“The main reason we are here is to celebrate a true Nigerian and for somebody who has actually contributed to the development of Nigeria and he is still alive…

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