An Ibadan-born billionaire and former Presidential aspirant, Harry Ayodele Akande, is dead.
One of his sons, Olumide Akande, who confirmed this in a statement in Ibadan Saturday, said he passed on in the early hours of Saturday following a brief illness.
- American university denies appointing Ganduje visiting professor
- My award puts Nigeria on good pedestal to fight against climate change – Ovuorho Okeremute
“Chief Harry Akande was an astute businessman of international repute whose legacy and influence cut across continents.
“But by far, his greatest passion was for a better Nigeria that guaranteed equity and justice for all. It is our fervent hope that this will be a reality in the not too distant future.
“His passing is a huge shock to his immediate and extended family, friends and associates. We are all grappling to make some sense of it”, the statement said.