Dr Lekan Are, a foremost Nigerian agronomist, businessman, philanthropist and Chairman of University Press Plc, is dead. A family member said Dr. Are died at 86-years-old following a brief illness.
He died at the High Dependency Unit of the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan 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.