Akpabio mourns Akintola, says Nigeria lost an icon | The Guardian Nigeria News


President of the Senate, Mr Godswill Akpabio, has expressed sadness over the death of Nigeria’s first indigenous chartered accountant, Chief Akintola Williams who died on Sept 11, in Lagos at age 104.

Akpabio in a condolence message on Tuesday in Abuja by his Special Adviser on Media, Public Affairs and Communications, Mr Eseme Eyiboh lamented that the nation has lost an icon.

He said that Williams was an institution.

“I received the news of the loss of our first indigenous chartered accountant, Chief Akintola Williams with utmost sadness because there could not have been a better time than now that Nigeria needs to drink from his fountain of knowledge and savour his fatherly advice and wisdom.

“It is indisputable that no Nigerian has impacted the accounting profession as the late sage.

”His achievements are firmly entrenched on the sands of history and would remain indelible in the history of our country”, the Senate President said.


Source: Guardian Newspaper