NOC Mourns Chief bAkintola Williams
The Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) has expressed deep sadness over the death of Chief Akintola Williams, the doyen of accounting in Nigeria.
The NOC expressed the condolences in a Statement signed by Tony Nezianya, the Public Relations Officer of the Olympic movement in Nigeria.
Akintola Williams was a founder and Senior Partner in Akintola Williams & Company which later merged with Deloitte & Touche.
Engr. Habu Ahmed Gumel President, of NOC in the Statement said Williams’ remarkable journey had left an indelible mark on the Nigerian business landscape and beyond.
It described the late Williams as a visionary leader and a selfless individual whose company managed the accounting department of NOC for about decades on pro bono.
The NOC said his dedication and commitment to serving the community had been truly admirable, and that his legacy would continue to inspire generations to come.
“AkintolaWilliams, 104, was not only a visionary leader but a a selfless individual, as evidenced by his company’s pro bono work for the Nigeria Olympic Committee.
“Akintola Williams & Deloitte’s auditing of NOC accounts for more than two decades has helped the committee to strengthen its accounting reporting to date.
“We acknowledge the invaluable services rendered by Akintola Williams & Deloitte Accounting firm, which has undoubtedly shaped the accounting profession in Nigeria,” it said.
The NOC said Chief Williams’ audacious efforts and unwavering integrity had set new standards, making a lasting impact on the country’s economic growth.
The body extended its thoughts and prayers to you, and prayed for the repose of his soul.
“As we reflect on Chief Akintola Williams’ extraordinary achievements and contributions, let us also remember the profound loss felt by his family.
“We hope that the memories shared and the admiration shown by so many can bring some solace during this time of bereavement.
“May his gentle soul find eternal peace and his remarkable legacy endure through all those who have been touched by his work,” it said.