Akintola Williams, the first chartered accountant in Nigeria, passes away at age 104.
Akintola Williams, a pioneer chartered accountant in Nigeria and Africa, is dead.
The doyen of accounting died at the age of 104.
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) confirmed his death on Monday.
Pa Williams became Africa’s first chartered accountant at age 30.
The accounting graduate at the University of London was born in 1919 and died Monday at his Lagos residence, a few weeks after his 104th birthday.
He went to Yaba Higher College on a UAC scholarship, obtaining a diploma in commerce.
According to history, in 1952, he founded the first indigenous chartered accounting firm in Africa, Akintola Williams & Co, in Lagos.