President Buhari hails Doyen of accounting at 99

By Timothy Choji, Abuja

First African chartered accountant, Mr Akintola Williams bounces at 99 years.

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his best wishes to renowned, pioneer Chartered Accountant in Africa, Mr Akintola Williams, as he clocks 99 years.

President Buhari joins the Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, family and friends, professional colleagues, mentees, and other well-wishers as they celebrate the man who taught Nigerians how to seek and achieve transparency and accountability.

The President believes ”the pioneer efforts of Mr Williams in his chosen field and continued show of interest have transformed the profession into noble heights.”

God-given intelligence
He also praises the celebrant for not limiting his God-given intelligence and brilliance to his profession, as he also got himself deeply involved in the promotion of arts and culture, preservation of the environment and development of good governance for which he has been honoured in different countries and climes.

Call for emulation
President Buhari enjoins other professionals to emulate the dedication, steadfastness, industry, commitment and untiring sense of responsibility that Mr Williams has continued to exhibit for many decades, to take their professions to higher realms.

The President Buhari prays that God Almighty will grant the revered gentleman grace to continue to serve as a source of inspiration to younger ones who look up to him as a role model.


Mercy Chukwudiebere