Billionaire businessman and executive chairman of Geregu Power Plant, Femi Otedola, has commiserated with the family of late businessman and Parakoyi of Ibadanland, Chief Bode Akindele, who died yesterday at the age of 87.
According to a letter made available to us, Otedola praised the late businessman for his contributions to the economic development of Ibadan and Nigeria as a whole. He also described him as a true titan.
The business mogul wrote:
‘’I join the good people of Nigeria and men of goodwill around the world to commiserate with the family of one the most astute businessmen Africa has produced. Chief Bode Akindele’s passing on today (Monday, June 29, 2020) in Lagos brings back fond memories of the Parakoyi of Ibadanland, who was my landlord in Victoria Island for seven years (2000 – 2007).
May Almighty God protect his immediate and extended family and give them the fortitude to bear this loss.
I was lucky to meet and interact with the titan, whom I greatly admired as a young man. And during a business deal in the last decade––over dinner in his office and home in Lagos and London––he taught me a great deal about integrity in business. And I became more aware of why he stood tall.
The Chairman of Modandola Group was a role model and teacher I am proud to know.
May history be kind to him as I pray that he rests peacefully in the bosom of the Lord’’