Nigeria’s Pioneer Chartered Accountant, Akintola Williams, Dies At 104

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (3rd left); former Head of State, Retired Gen. Yakubu Gowon (4th left); the celebrant, Chief Akintola Williams (seated); Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu I (3rd right); Ogun State Governor, Sen. Ibikunle Amosun (2nd right); Chief Chris Ogunbanjo (2nd left) and others during the 99th birthday celebration of Chief Williams at his residence in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Thursday, August 9, 2018

Nigeria’s first indigenous chartered accountant, Akintola Williams, is dead

The doyen of accounting died at the age of 104.

The celebrated technocrat died in his Lagos home on Monday (today).

The graduate of accounting at the University of London was born in 1919.

He went to Yaba Higher College on a UAC scholarship, obtaining a diploma in commerce. In 1944, he travelled to England where he studied at the University of London. Studying Banking and Finance, he graduated in 1946 with a Bachelor of Commerce. He continued his studies and qualified as a chartered accountant in England in 1949.

In 1952, he founded the first indigenous chartered accounting firm in Africa, Akintola Williams & Co, in Lagos.

He went to Yaba Higher College on a UAC scholarship, obtaining a diploma in commerce. In 1944, he travelled to England where he studied at the University of London. Studying Banking and Finance, he graduated in 1946 with a Bachelor of Commerce. He continued his studies and qualified as a chartered accountant in England in 1949.

In 1952, he founded the first indigenous chartered accounting firm in Africa, Akintola Williams & Co, in Lagos.

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