Dr Lekan Are, a foremost Nigerian agronomist, businessman, philanthropist, Chairman of University Press Plc, and great son of Ibadanland is dead. He was 86-years-old.
Mr Toye Akinrinola, the Public Relations Officer of University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, confirmed Are’s death on Saturday.
He said that Are died during a brief illness at the High Dependency Unit of UCH at about 12.30am on Saturday.
Are, born on Dec. 2, 1933, was a former General Manager of Ogun-Osun River Basin Development Authority.
The deceased was the Managing Director/ Chairman of Kakanfo Inn, Managing Director, Lekan Are Farms Limited and Director of Punch Nigeria Limited.
The agricultural consultant and farmer was until his death the Laguna Bobajiro of Ibadanland.