The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria has said that no society grows to an enviable height without the contributions of its citizens.

The President of ICAN, Dr Innocent Okwuosa, stated this in Lagos, during a press conference to commemorate the life and times of the doyen of the accountancy profession in Nigeria, the late Pa Akintola Williams.

He urged Nigerians to think beyond themselves and see the bigger picture of service to humanity.

Okwuosa said: “Let me reiterate the essence of this press conference. It is to re-echo the importance of thinking beyond ourselves and to see the bigger picture of service to humanity. We are here to restate the immutable law that no society grows without its citizens realising that nation-building is a collective responsibility. This simply encapsulates what Mr. Akintola Williams practically demonstrated in his 104 years of existence.”

The ICAN President explained that the late Pa Williams lived a life of sacrifice and service using every opportunity to impact lives.

“It suffices to say that without his visionary leadership, we may not be here today. He established an institute that remained a formidable force in the accounting profession not only in Nigeria but globally,” he added.

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