All Progressives Congress (APC) Nationwide Chief Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on Wednesday described the dying of foremost philanthropist and entrepreneur Chief Bode Akindele as an irredeemable loss to the nation.
In his tribute, the previous Lagos governor described the deceased as a self-made man who wielded affect in lots of sectors of the economic system.
He mentioned the exit of the Ibadan excessive chief will probably be felt by many.
The tribute reads: “His loss is, certainly, an ideal and irredeemable loss for our individuals. Chief Akindele lived an extended and fulfilled life marked by a mess of spectacular achievements.
“He was a self-made man who single-handedly constructed a big and profitable enterprise empire with pursuits spanning from maritime to properties, manufacturing, actual property, finance and flour milling.
Chief Akindele was an astute and pushed businessman and the breadth and number of his pursuits stand as a monument to his uncanny skill to attain success regardless of the character of the endeavour upon which he determined to embark. Chief Akindele’s success was not restricted to Nigeria or, certainly, Africa.
“By way of his perseverance, willpower and consistency of effort and character, Chief Akindele was in a position to obtain greatness on a worldwide scale. His accomplishments in life stand testomony to all that may be achieved by tenacious and astute African businessmen equivalent to himself and his fame as a number one industrialist and enterprise tycoon will likely dwell on within the reminiscence of his followers and fellow Nigerians.
“What separates Chief Akindele from different males of means is his large-heartedness, the extraordinary enthusiasm with which he gave of his time and of himself. Chief Akindele was a famend philanthropist whose basis employed and empowered many individuals. His passing will probably be keenly felt by the multitude of younger Nigerians touched by his generosity.
“All through the span of his life, Chief Akindele lived charitably. He was regarded by everyone that knew him as a cheerful giver. His beneficence in direction of his fellow man, notably the individuals of Ibadan, was legendary. He shall be sorely missed by the needy and oppressed Nigerians whom he so beloved and cared for.
“Whereas his passing is a good loss to the Nigerian individuals, we thank God that he was in a position to dwell an extended and fulfilled life to the age of 88. We’re grateful to Almighty God for the time that we spent with Chief Akindele right here on earth and for the best way he was in a position to contact the lives of so many along with his philanthropy.
“He left his footprint within the sands of time and his reminiscence will dwell lengthy within the hearts and minds of all of us who have been blessed to have recognized him personally and a mess of those that didn’t.
“I pray solace to Bolaji, his son, and all different members of his household. My condolences additionally to the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, Aje Ogunguniso I. Could Almighty God grant all of them the resolve to bear this loss and the fortitude to hold on in honour of his legacy.”