Oyo State governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has described the late industrialist and successful entrepreneur, Chief Bode Akindele, as a legend and role model for development.
Governor Makinde, who stated this while speaking at the burial ceremony of the late Business mogul, said that Akindele will live forever because of his kindheartedness, success stories as an industrialist and philanthropic gestures.
While addressing family members and church leaders at the burial service held in honour of Chief Akindele at the Methodist Cathedral, Agbeni, Ibadan, on Friday, Makinde asked the family to take solace in the fact that he left legacies of kindheartedness and success that will never die.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, quoted Makinde as saying that the late chairman of Modandola Group lived a good life and left indelible marks on the sand of time.
Makinde added that Chief Akindele followed the Biblical admonition in Psalm 90 verse 12, that we should number our days and incline our hearts unto wisdom.
“To Baba’s family, I say this, you may not see Baba physically anymore but our loved ones never really leave us. They live forever with us. Each time we hear a voice that sounds like theirs, someone that shares a similar look or act as they do, we are reminded that a part of them always remains with us. But even more than that, we take solace in the fact that someday, very soon, we will all meet again never to part,” the governor said.