Akintola Williams, the doyen of accounting in Nigeria is dead, aged 104 years.
Williams, who was irst indigenous chartered accountant in Nigeria, pioneered the accounting profession in Nigeria.
The renowned accountant was born in 1919.
He studied accounting at the University of London and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1947, and played significant role in the development of the country’s financial sector.
After his sojourn abroad, Williams returned to the country and later set up his famous AQccounting firm, Akintola Williams & Co., now Deloitte & Touche, in 1952.
A founding member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, ICAN, Williams was also a strong advocate for developing the accounting profession in Nigeria.
Williams was also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
He was also a member of the National Board of Accountants and Auditors, and received numerous awards in his lifetime, including the Order of the Federal Republic, OFR, and the Nigerian National Order of Merit, NNOM.