Buhari reacts to billionaire Harry Akande’s death


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President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the with family and friends of renowned business mogul and presidential aspirant of the then All People’s Party (APP), Chief Harry Akande, praying that God would comfort and strengthen them at such a difficult time.

The president’s condolences were conveyed through a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina on Monday.

Harry Akande died on Saturday after a brief illness, his family said in a statement.

The Agba Oye of Ibadanland was 77 years old.

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The president said he joined international and local business partners of the deceased, management and staff of his companies, and all beneficiaries of his foundation in mourning the public-spirited investor, who over the years registered his kindness in helping the deprived and underprivileged.

“President Buhari believes Chief Akande’s role in the nation’s development remains remarkable and commendable, particularly contributing to infrastructural development by ensuring extension of basic services to communities wherever he invested, and continually expanding his interests in construction, electricity and healthcare.

“The President prays for the repose of his soul,” the statement further read.

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