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Bode Akindele: “My father used to pray I grow up like him” – Seyi Makinde mourns

Bode Akindele: "My father used to pray I grow up like him" - Seyi Makinde mourns

The Governor of Oyo State, Engr Seyi Makinde has mourned the passing of the Ibadan industrialist and philanthropist, Bode Akindele, who died on Monday, 29th of June, OYOGist.om has gathered.

Engr Seyi Makinde and Chief Bode Akindele

The Governor said the state, and indeed, the country at large, would miss the contributions of the late philanthropist.

Mourning the late industrialist, Engr Seyi Makinde revealed that his late father used to pray that he grows up to be like the late Chief Bode Akindele.

Bode Akindele paid an important role in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic in Oyo State by being the single largest donor to the state’s COVID-19 endowment fund.

Below is the farewell message of Governor Seyi Makinde to late Chief Bode Akindele:

“I was saddened to hear that Chief Bode Akindele, the Parakoyi of Ibadanland has passed on. I join the good people of Oyo State to mourn an illustrious son: a successful entrepreneur, renowned industrialist & philanthropist. My thoughts & prayers are with his family & loved ones.

“My late father used to pray that I grow up to be like Chief Akindele. I was privileged to meet him recently, and we discussed using his medical facility, ARAMED, as an isolation centre for Oyo State. He was also the single largest donor to our state’s COVID-19 Endowment Fund.

“He will be sorely missed for his kind-heartedness and good deeds. May his soul rest in peace and may God grant his family the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss.

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