Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday expressed best wishes to renowned Chartered Accountant, Chief Akintola Williams, as he clocked 99 years.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President said he joined the Governor of Ogun State, Chief Ibikunle Amosun, family and friends, professional colleagues, mentees, and other well-wishers as they celebrate “the man who taught Nigerians how to seek and achieve transparency and accountability.”
The President said he believed that Williams’ pioneer efforts in his chosen field and continued show of interest have transformed the profession into noble heights.
He praised the celebrant for not limiting his God-given intelligence and brilliance to his profession as he also got himself deeply involved in the promotion of arts and culture, preservation of the environment and development of good governance for which he has been honoured in different countries and climes.
The statement read, “President Buhari enjoins other professionals to emulate the dedication, steadfastness, industry, commitment and untiring sense of responsibility that Chief Akintola has continued to exhibit for many decades in order to take their professions to higher realms.
“The President prays that God Almighty will grant the revered gentleman grace to continue to serve as a source of inspiration to younger ones who look up to him as a role model.”