Africa’s first Chartered Accountant, Akintola Williams, turns 103


One of Nigeria’s most prominent living legends, Pa Akintola Williams, is 103.
Born on August 9, 1919, his 103rd birthday celebration was a low key event on Tuesday.

Centenarian Pa Williams, the doyen of the accountancy profession in Nigeria, is the first chartered accountant in Africa.
He was 30 years old when he achieved that feat.

He is one of the founding fathers of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), as well as a founding member and first president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and the Musical Society of Nigeria (Muson Centre).


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