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Eminent Nigerians, Friends Pay Last Respect to Chief Bode Akindele

Eminent Nigerians and representatives of tertiary and religious institutions impacted by late Chief Bode Akindele were at the lying in state of late Yoruba ambassador and industrialist.

The event held in compliance with the COVID-19 guidelines saw well the wishers, families and friends taking a look at the remains of Chief Akindele whose coffin was opened for their last respect.

The coffin placed in a separate building at the premises of Ibiyemi Villa, Alomaja was well decorated with woven green and white flowers while the portrait of the late Parakoyi was positioned at the back of the coffin.

Of interest were the red rugs laid providing the foot path for people alongside waitresses within the building.

In an interview, former military governor of the Western region and ambassador to the United States, General Oluwole Rotimi (Rtd) said late Bode Akindele lived a fulfilled and impactful life.

Retired General Rotimi implored other Nigerians to make their life beneficial to mankind the way Chief Chief Akindele lived his.

One of sons of late Akindele, Mr Bolaji Akindele said his father not only left a legacy of humility and education but also  taught them to help the less privileged in the society.

Rotimi Famakin

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