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Buhari extols Akintola Williams’ virtues at 96

21/10/2015 15:23

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 extolled the virtues of Akintola Williams, doyen of the accounting profession in Nigeria, even as he turns 96. 


According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President made the comments on the occasion of this year’s Akintola Williams Distinguished Lecture Series.


He noted that the lecture series which were in honour of the nonagenarian were established to promote integrity, professionalism and sound corporate governance in Nigeria.


Buhari also commends Williams and the organisers of the annual lecture series on their choice  of  “Leadership Factors And Good Corporate Governance – Key to National Growth and Development”  as the theme of this year’s lecture.



The statement read in part, “The President believes that it is a very apt and topical theme as he prepares to inaugurate a new Federal Executive Council to drive the implementation of his administration’s agenda for national renaissance with the support and cooperation of all patriots and stakeholders in the well-being of Nigeria.


“President Buhari also seizes this opportunity to congratulate the Father of the Day, Mr. Akintola Williams on his 96th birthday anniversary which was marked recently.


“He prays that God Almighty, who has blessed Mr. Williams with such extraordinary longevity in the service of his nation and humanity, will grant him many more years of good health and worthy contributions to the development of his fatherland.”

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