Nigeria’s first indigenous chartered accountant, Akintola Williams dies at 104

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A guru in the accounting profession in Nigeria, Pa Akintola Williams is dead.

Pa Williams, who was the first Nigerian to qualify as a Chartered Accountant, died in the early hours of today (Monday).

Recall the revered accountant recently celebrated his 104th birthday. The foremost accountant celebrated his 104th birthday on August 9 this year.

Aside from being the first Nigerian to qualify as a Chartered Accountant, he was also the first African to qualify as a Chartered Accountant.

The late Chief Williams, born in 1919, established the first indigenous firm of Chartered Accountants in Nigeria.

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