The Osi Bashorun Of Ibadan Land -Chief Dr. Azeez Popoola Adeduntan has joined other great Ibadan indigenes to mourn the death of one of the leading sons of Ibadan land -Dr Lalekan Are.
In a statement issued by his Special Adviser On Media Lekan Shobowale, the President ,RILGAN LLC-a professional corporation in the USA ,and founder DR AZEEZ POPOOLA ADEDUNTAN FOUNDATION (DAPAF)-described the passing away of the Ibadan patriot as shocking and saddening.
Dr Lalekan Are, a foremost agronomist, civil and public servant passed away on Saturday at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan.
“I received the news of the passing away of Dr Lalekan Are with shock. I am greatly saddened and deeply pained by this unexpected exit of an Ibadan great man.”
The international surgeon turned politician commiserated with the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji,members of the Olubadan-in-Council, the deceased family, friends, associates and the entire indigenes of the ancient city on the demise of the highly revered Ibadan man.
He urged families and relatives to take solace in the fact that the deceased lived a good life during his lifetime and prayed that almighty Allah ,grant his soul eternal repose