Oil Magnate and owner of Tonimas Oil, Anthony Obiagboso Enukeme is dead.
Enukeme who died on June 8 at the age of 76, shelved plans for his 50th wedding anniversary because of COVID-19 Pandemic. The anniversary slated for May 2 got cancelled due to the restriction of public gatherings in Nigeria.
Ozonkpu Dr. Victor Ike Oye, National Chairman, All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) also confirmed the demise of the Anambra-born billionaire in a signed statement.
APGA HAS LOST A RARE GEM: ONOWU ANTHONY ENUKEME (TONIMAS)
“The news hit me like a ballistic missile. I was dazed, shocked, and thrown into a mental fixation. How can he die like that? I queried. But no answer coming from anywhere.
“As I wrote this short tribute my hand was trembling. Tonimas dead? I keep asking. It can’t be. My head swirling and my heart beating in quick succession.
“A good man has joined the Saints. Since I met him it has been one good act or another recorded for him. He single-handed built a church in his hometown, Neni; celebrated annual yam festival for his people, and gave generously to numerous church and philanthropic causes.
“He loved APGA with passion. He attended our last National Convention in Awka where he was elected a BOT member.
“Oh, Lord, my God! How do we bear this burden of the loss of one of our pillars?
I can’t continue. I am losing balance. Let me wait till the reality sinks before I can do a more befitting tribute.”