The parakoyi of Ibadanland, Chief Bode Akindele, died in his sleep this morning at the age of 87.
Chief Bode Akindele, the Parakoyi of Ibadanland and the Chairman of Madandola Group, 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.