Billionaire businessman, Chief Harry Ayoade Akande, the Agba Oye of Ibadanland has passed away at the age of 77 after a brief illness.
A statement signed by his son, Olumide Akande said the businessman died early on Saturday, December 5, 2020.
According to the statement, the Akande patriarch passed away following a brief illness.
“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 read.