President Muhammadu Buhari has described the death of foremost philanthropist and entrepreneur, High Chief Bode Akindele as an irreparable loss to the country.
Chief Bode Akindele, the Parakoyi of Ibadanland, died Monday morning at his Apapa, Lagos residence, aged 88.
Chief Bode Akindele’s business empire, Modandola Group of Companies’ areas of business include: maritime, properties, manufacturing, real estates, investments, finance and flour milling with its headquarters in the United Kingdom.
In his tribute, released by his Mr. Ffemi Adesina, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, President Muhammadu Buhari said: “Chief Akindele was a man of many parts. He was a creator of jobs who demonstrated untiring love for the down-trodden. His philanthropic gestures knew no bounds, intervening especially in critical sectors of the economy.”
The President recalled that the late industrialist was one of the early groups of private individuals to support government intervention in the fight against the COVID-19 scourge, donating handsomely to the fund.
He condoled with the Government and people of Oyo State, particularly the Olubadan-in-Council, on the loss of the Parakoyi of Ibadanland whose immeasurable contributions to development and progress of his community and country remained paramount till the very end.
President Buhari also commiserated with Organized Private Sector on the departure of a key member whose imprints in various sectors will remain indelible.
He prayed that God will grant him eternal rest.