An Ibadan Elder, Bode Akindele Dies

    Twenty four hours after Ajimobi buried, another Ibadan man, Chief Bode Akindele died.

    Chief Bode Akindele is an industrialist and one of Ibadan chieftains, until is death, he was the Parakoyi of Ibadanland and the Chairman of Madandola Group. He was a successful entrepreneur and a renowned industrialist in Nigeria.

    Chief Bode Akindele was born 83years ago, precisely on the 2nd of June 1932.

    His father, Pa Joshua Laniyan Akindele, was a Chief Tax Clerk for the whole of the Western Region and as such his position can be equated to that of the Chairman of the Inland Revenue today and his mother, Rabiatu Adedigba, was a wealthy Ibadan trader who was politically influential. It is interesting to note that Alhaja Rabiatu was the first woman to go to Mecca in Ibadan.

    Chief Akindele’s business empire operates under the name Modandola Group Of Companies, named after his mother, which translates to ‘God, if you give me the wealth, give me a child that can take care of it.’

    Madandola Group spans from maritime to properties, manufacturing, real estates, investments, finance and flour milling with its headquarters in the United Kingdom.

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