The 2023 Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi has commiserated with the family of the late doyen of accounting in Nigeria, Pa Akintola Williams.
Obi who mourned the late Akintola Williams via a post on his X handle on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, said he very significant role in building the accounting profession in the country.
The former Anambra state governor acknowledged that the late pioneer of accounting in the country, mentored many young people to become professionals in the field, noting that the entire nation will miss Pa Williams.
While thanking God for his productive and fulfilled life, as well as the legacies he left behind, he prayed that God should give late Williams eternal rest, and his family and Nigeria, the fortitude to bear the loss.
“On behalf of my family, I commiserate with the family of Late Pa Akintola Williams who has just passed unto glory. I thank God for his long, productive and fruitful life, and for the great legacies he left behind in the field of accounting as well as his visible contributions to the economy.
“As Nigeria’s father of accounting, Pa Akintola Williams played a very significant role in the building of the accounting profession in the country and contributed to the development of our nation’s financial sector.
“He also mentored many young minds to become professional accountants.
“The entire nation will miss him. As he goes home to his maker, may God grant him eternal rest and grant his immediate family, and all of us in Nigeria, the fortitude to bear his loss. -PO,” he tweeted.