Kemi Olaitan in Ibadan
Nigerian billionaire business, Chief Harry Akande has commiserated with President Muhammadu Buhari over the death his Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari, who died on April 17 after a brief battle with COVID-19.
Akande, a presidential aspirant of the defunct All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), also sympathised with Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji over the demise of former Attorney-General of Federation, Chief Richard Akinjide.
In a condolence message Friday, Akande said Kyari was dedicated “to duty and as a successful Boardroom guru and lawyer applied his experience over the years in his duties as the Chief of Staff to the President.”
Akande, in another message to Ibadan monarch, described Akinjide as a brilliant lawyer who was relevant in the politics and governance of Nigeria from independence till his last breath.
He noted that Akinjide was “a successful lawyer who will be sorely missed by his family and associates. Ibadanland, Yoruba race Nigeria and the black race has lost a rare gem. The position he left will be difficult to fill.”
He, also, commiserated with the monarch on the death of the Ibadan High Chiefs who were highly focused on the development of the ancient city during their lifetimes.
He, therefore, condoled the family of High Chief Adebayo Adetunji on the death of the patriarch who was a successful businessman and technocrat who inspired younger generations
Akande, the Agbaoye of Ibadanland, prayed God would continue to grant Nigeria, Yoruba and Ibadanland peace and mercy to survive this trying period.