Photos: Pa Akintola Williams laid to Rest in Grand Style

by Duchess Magazine

Pa Akintola Williams who passed away on September 11, 2023 at the age of 104 was laid to rest yesterday October 19, 2023. Earlier that week, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria organised a special farewell session in his honour.

The burial ceremony was attended by a number of prominent figures, such as the Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun, Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and former Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun.

Renowned businessman Aliko Dangote, Pst. Mrs. Ifeanyi Adefarasin, Prelate Methodist Church Nigeria, His Eminence Dr. Oliver Alli Abba, the Archbishop of Lagos, Dr. Isaac Ayo Olawuyi, Bishop Steven Adegbite, Lagos State CAN Chairman, Very Rev. Sola Kuyebi, and Presbyter Wesley Cathedral Olowogbowo were among those present.

Williams was a seasoned administrator who also excelled as a management consultant, accountant, and serial entrepreneur during his active working years.

The founding of the Association of Accountants in Nigeria, which later evolved into the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), was made possible by the icon, who was instrumental in the development of the accountancy profession in the nation.

Read also: Accounting Icon, Akintola Williams, passes on at 104

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