Alumni Association of National Institute (AANI), has mourned the passing of Pa Akintola Williams at 104 years old and called for his immortalisation to preserve his memories.
“Pa Akintola Williams leaves behind a legacy that transcends generations. His remarkable journey, from the halls of education at Olowogbowo Methodist Primary School to becoming the first Nigerian chartered accountant, is a testament to his unwavering commitment to excellence. His pioneering spirit led to the establishment of Akintola Williams & Co., the first indigenous chartered accounting firm in Africa, which has now evolved into Deloitte & Touché”.
The national president of AANI, Ambassador Emmanuel Obi Okafor, in a condolence message signed by the national publicity secretary, Brig.-Gen Sani Usman (rtd) said Pa Williams leaves behind a legacy that transcends generations.
AANI added that Pa Williams’ memory will forever shine brightly in the annals of Nigeria’s history, and his contributions to the nation will never be forgotten.
The statement added that Pa Williams was not only a trailblazer, but a tireless advocate for the development of the accounting profession in Nigeria.
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