President Buhari celebrates Akintola Williams at 100

Timothy Choji, Abuja 


President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with renowned chartered accountant, iconic leader and legendary teacher, Chief Akintola Williams, who turns a centenarian today, August 9.

The President  congratulated him for many honours and pride brought to Nigeria and Africa.

President Buhari commended Chief Williams for his pioneering and pace-setting roles, and for laying the foundation for many institutions in the country, which include Nigerian Stock Exchange and Institute of Chartered Accountants, which have long turned into strong pillars of the Nigerian economy.


As first chartered accountant in Africa, the President believes Chief Williams’s prudent utilization of time from his youth, and a proclivity for looking beyond circumstances, separated him early for global recognition, turning him into an institution that many will continue to  study  and draw  inspiration from.

President Buhari extolled the centenarian’s adventurous spirit of seeking and taking up challenges like music, arts and promotion of culture, underscoring his willingness to always serve the country and move it to greater heights through knowledge, wisdom and counsels to leaders.

The President joined  family, friends and professional colleagues to celebrate with Oloye Williams on his 100th birthday, and for achieving the feat of inspiring the largest professional services firm in Nigeria with Deloitte & Touche.

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