President Bola Ahmed Tinubu expresses his condolences for the passing of Chief Akintola Williams, a renowned figure in the accounting world and Nigeria. He sympathizes with the family, friends, and organizations connected to Chief Williams, who passed away at the age of 104.
President Tinubu acknowledges Chief Williams’ integrity, resilience, and resourcefulness, especially when he founded the first African accounting firm, Akintola Williams & Co. (Deloitte & Touche), in 1952. This achievement inspired future generations of professionals in the accounting field.
The President recognizes Chief Williams’ significant contributions to the nation and humanity, including his support for education and healthcare institutions. He also mentions Chief Williams’ historic roles in public service.
President Tinubu remembers sending birthday wishes to Chief Williams on his 104th birthday earlier this year, acknowledging his impact on Nigeria and Africa through the institutions he established.
In conclusion, President Tinubu prays for Chief Williams’ soul to rest in peace and for comfort to be bestowed upon his family.
Simha Asuquo contributes from Lagos, Nigeria