Foremost agronomist Lekan Are dies at 86


Dr Lekan Are, a foremost Nigerian agronomist, businessman, philanthropist and Chairman of University Press Plc, is dead.
Are was 86 years.
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 about 12.30am on Saturday.
Are, born on December 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.


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