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Popular PUNCH director, businessman, agronomist and respected elder citizen, Dr. Lekan Are, is dead.

A family member who confirmed his death to PUNCH on Saturday said Dr. Are died at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, shortly after midnight. He was 86.

Dr Lekan Are, the longest-serving director on the board of PUNCH Nigeria Limited, was the Chairman of Kakanfo Inn and a former Chairman of University Press Plc.

A distinguished and well-regarded agriculture and water resources expert, he also served as General Manager of the Ogun-Osun River Basin Development Authority.

 

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