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APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu Mourns Chief Bode Akindele

The All Progressives Congress, has described the death of foremost industrialist and philanthropist, Chief Bode Akindele, as an irredeemable loss to the country.
The Parakoyi of Ibadan and the founder of the Bode Akindele Foundation, was renowned for his philanthropy which spanned several decades.
According to Asiwaju Tinubu, “Chief Akindele was a renowned philanthropist whose foundation employed and empowered many people.
“Throughout the span of his life, Chief Akindele lived charitably and his passing will be keenly felt by the multitude of young Nigerians touched by his generosity.
“His beneficence towards his fellow man, particularly the people of Ibadan, was legendary.
“He shall be sorely missed by the needy and oppressed Nigerians whom he so loved and cared for.”
Tinubu said the late Akindele lived a long and fulfilled life, marked by a multitude of impressive achievements.
“Akindele was a self-made man who single-handedly built a large and successful business empire with interests spanning from maritime to property, manufacturing, real estate, finance and flour milling.
“He was an astute and driven businessman through his perseverance, determination and consistency of effort and character, he was able to achieve greatness on a global scale.
“His accomplishments in life stand testament to all that can be achieved by tenacious and astute African businessmen,” Asiwaju said.
He condoled with the government and people of Oyo State, particularly the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso 1.
“We are grateful to Almighty God for the time that we spent with Chief Akindele here on earth and for the way he was able to touch the lives of so many with his philanthropy.
“He left his footprint in the sands of time and his memory will live long in the hearts and minds of all of us, who were blessed to have known him personally and a multitude of those who did not,” he said


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