Billionaire businessman, Chief Harry Ayoade Akande, the Agba Oye of Ibadanland has died.
A statement signed by his son, Olumide Akande said the businessman died early Saturday at the age of 77 years.
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.
Actress Dakore Egbuson is married to Chief Harry Akande’s son