Lekan Are, foremost Nigerian agronomist, dies at 86

Dr Lekan Are, a foremost Nigerian agronomist, businessman, philanthropist and Chairman of University Press Plc, is dead. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Are was 86-years-old Mr Toye Akinrinola, the Public Relations Officer of University College  Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, confirmed Are’s death to NAN on Saturday. He said that Are died during a brief illness at the High Dependency Unit of UCH at 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…

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