Chief Bode Akindele left indelible prints in Nigeria – Gov. Makinde
Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde was a leading guest of honour at the funeral service held for late Ibadan business magnate, Chief Bode Akindele at the Methodist Church, Agbeni, Ibadan.
In a remark, Governor Seyi Makinde described late Chief Bode Akindele as a philanthropist who had left indelible mark in Oyo State as well as Nigeria.
The governor explained that the fatherly counsel he received from the late Parakoyi of Ibadan had helped to redefine his approach to Oyo State economic challenges.
In a sermon entitled: ‘Christ the Living Hope’, the prelate, Methodist Church Nigeria, His Eminence Dr Chukwuemeka Uche said Christ was the living hope that propels Christians to move closer to God.
The cleric, who lamented the prevalence of injustice, corruption and incessant killings in Nigeria, challenged court of law in Nigeria to live up to expectation, especially during election.
While commending the exemplary life of late Chief Bode Akindele, the cleric urged Nigerians to contribute to the socio economic development of of the country.
The cleric urged the children to preserve the legacies left behind by their father.
One of the sons of the deceased, Bolaji Akindele, said his father was a disciplinarian who taught them to be diligent in life.