Harry Akande, a Nigerian Billionaire, is dead.
Mr Akande died this morning following a brief illness
His death was announced on Twitter by Ovation Magazine publisher, Dele Momodu.
CHIEF HARRY AYOADE AKANDE, one of Nigeria’s richest men of his generation has passed on this morning… Rest in Peace Sir…
— Dele Momodu Ovation (@DeleMomodu) December 5, 2020
He was regarded as one of the richest men in his generation. He was a one-time presidential aspirant.
He started his career with KPMG but soon established his own company, Akande International Corporation, in 1971.
He later headed a representative company for General Electric in Nigeria and handled major gas turbine projects in Ughelli and Ijora.
Mr Akande was born in 1943 in Ibadan, Oyo state capital.