Akintola Williams: Blessing To Our Profession – Accountants


By Rukayat Adeyemi

The Society of Women Accountants of Nigeria (SWAN) on Tuesday described the death of the Doyen of Accounting profession, Pa Akintola Williams, as a great and unquantifiable loss.

Chairperson of SWAN, Mrs Hilda Ozoh, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos in reaction to the passing of Williams on Monday at age 104.

Born on Aug. 9, 1919, Williams was the first Nigerian to qualify as chartered accountant.

Ozoh said that the female accountants received the news of the passing of the Doyen with heavy hearts but great gratitude to God for a life well spent.

She stated that Williams was true to his leadership role as the Doyen of the accounting profession.

The SWAN chairperson said that late Williams exhibited excellent influence, mentorship, impact and blessing to the accountancy profession, Nigeria and humanity as a whole.

Ozoh also described the late Doyen as a God fearing, non-tribalistic, listener, humane and a ready-to-help…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria