Pa Akintola Williams at 103, celebration of an icon


The Old Grammarians’ Society (OGS) of the CMS Grammar School, Lagos has joined millions of people all over the world to celebrate Doyen of Accountancy in Nigeria, Pa Akintola Williams on his 103rd birthday.

Williams, who was born on August 9, 1919, attended the prestigious CMS Grammar School for his secondary education.

Describing the celebrant as a ‘treasure’ of the OGS, the Publicity Secretary of the Society, Otunba ‘Dare Odufowokan, said members of the OGS all over the world regularly celebrate the worthy and exemplary life of Pa Akintola Williams.

He is the oldest Grammarian around today and we are proud of him. Not only had he lived long, he had also lived well with a lot of exemplary feats to his name. The Society and all it’s members celebrate him today and always,” he said

Pa Akintola Williams, the foremost Chartered Accountant in Nigeria, is also the first Chartered Accountant to qualify from Africa.

He is the first president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and one of the founding fathers of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).

In recognition of the numerous giant strides he has made in his chosen profession and towards the growth of the country, he is the recipient of several honours and awards from within and outside the country



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