By March 1992, the company, according to Wikipedia, had 19 partners and 535 staff
Demands grew as a result of the Companies Act of 1968, which required that companies operating in Nigeria formed locally incorporated subsidiaries and published audited annual accounts.
The drive in the early 1970s to encourage indigenous ownership of businesses also increased demand
In 1973, Akinola Williams (AW) Consultant Ltd, a management consultancy headed by Chief Arthur Mbanefo, was spun off.
The company acquired a computer service company and a secretarial service, and in 1977, the company entered into an agreement with Touche Ross Internationalbased on profit sharing.
Williams retired in 1983.
36. Between April 1999 and May 2004, Akintola Williams & Co. merged with two other accounting firms to create Akintola Williams Deloitte (now known as Deloitte & Touche), the largest professional services firm in Nigeria with a staff of over 600.
Williams played a leading role in establishing the Association of Accountants in Nigeria in 1960 with the goal of training accountants.
He was the first President of the association.
He was founding member and first president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.
He was also involved in establishing the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
He was a member of the Federal Income Tax Appeal Commissioners (1958–68)
Member of the Coker Commission of Inquiry into the Statutory Corporations of the former Western Region of Nigeria (1962)
The Akintola Williams Arboretum at the Nigerian Conservation Foundation headquarters in Lagos is named in his honour.
On the 8th of May, 2011, the Nigeria-Britain Association presented awards to John Kufuor, past President of Ghana, and to Akintola Williams, for their contributions to democracy and development
Williams was the first African to become a chartered accountant in England in 1949
His principal at CMS Grammar School , was John Lewis, a disciplinarian
When he returned home in 1950 to take the post of Inspector of Taxes, he worked with John Selby, whose counsel years earlier had prompted him to consider being an accountant
His firm is the largest professional services firm in Nigeria with a staff of over 600.
The firm adopted the business name ‘Akintola Williams Deloitte’ on July 30, 2004
59. In April 1997, Queen Elizabeth also honoured him with the title, Commander of the British Empire (CBE)
Williams and his wife in their early years
60. Williams was married to Mrs Efuntiloye Mabel Williams (nee Coker)
His wife died on Wednesday, July 8, 2009, at the age of 88.
His wife was popularly called Mama Oye Mama Muson.
Dedicatedto her husband, she was one of the mainstays of his successful career.
His wife played a very prominent role in the land procurement and fund-raising for the building of MUSON Centre complex
She also ensured that Prince Charles of England laid the foundation stone of the complex.
Similarly, she, according to The Guardian, played a prominent role in the establishment of the Victoria Island and Ikoyi Residents Association (VIIRA) in pursuit of her love for a safe and healthy environment
The marriage between Pa. Williams and Mama Oye was blessed with Tokunbo Williams, a London-based lawyer
And Seni Williams, a computer specialist
Seni is the Managing Director of Tara Systems Limited
One of Pa Williams’ mentees was another solid accountant, Chief Olukayode Akindele
Williams likes to wear suits mostly to public functions