Ibadan has lost yet another illustrious son with the demise of Chief Bode Akindele, the parakoyi of Ibadanland and Chairman of Madandola Group.
The deceased was a successful entrepreneur and a renowned industrialist in Nigeria.
Chief Akindele was born 83years ago, to Pa Joshua Laniyan Akindele, a Chief Tax Clerk in the Western Region, a position similar to that of the Chairman of the Inland Revenue. His mother, Rabiatu Adedigba, was a wealthy Ibadan trader who was politically influential being 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.’
His business interest spans maritime to properties, manufacturing, real estates, investments, finance and flour milling with its headquarters in the United Kingdom.