By Akeem Abas
Ibadan – Sen. Kola Balogun (PDP-Oyo South) has described the death of Chief Bode Akindele, a foremost industrialist, as a terrible blow to the younger generation.
Balogun said this in a condolence message issued in Ibadan by his media aide, Rotimi Johnson.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the late Chairman of Madandola Group died on Monday in Lagos.
Balogun, who described the late Akindele as a great man in all ramifications, said he was a patriot and good business
mentor to the younger generation.
“Chief Bode Akindele was a great businessman and philanthropist. He was a renowned businessman of international repute. He has a conglomerate with arms in many countries.
“This is yet another terrible blow, but we take solace in the fact that he finished strong and very accomplished at 87 years,” Balogun said.
The lawmaker condoled with Akindele’s immediate family, Gov. Seyi Makinde, Olubadan of Ibadan and Oyo State in general.
“We pray God gives the family and associates the fortitude to bear the loss and continue from where Baba Akindele stopped,” he said.