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.

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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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