Oyo State gyovernor, Engr Seyi Makinde, has described the death of foremost Ibadan businessman and philanthropist, Chief Bode Akindele, as a great loss to the State and indeed, Nigeria.
Governor Makinde, who described the late Parakoyi of Ibadanland and Chairman of Modandola Group, as a worthy elder statesman and someone who is genuinely interested in the wellbeing of others, said that the late businessman will be sorely missed.
According to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Taiwo Adisa, on Monday, June 29, 2020, the Governor said the late Chief Akindele contributed in no small measure to the growth of the State and his community.
The Governor also commiserated with the family of the late statesman, the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji and the entire people of Oyo State, praying that the good Lord should grant them all the fortitude to bear the loss.
The governor said: “I remember that only a few months ago when the State put out calls for support towards the Oyo State COVID-19 Endowment Fund, Baba Akindele was one of the elders who responded by donating N25 million to the State. It is sad that we lost such a noble elder and philanthropist at such a moment as this.”