Chief Dr. Sir Anthony Obiagboso Enukeme, the founder and chairman of Tonimas Oil and Gas, has been reported dead.
The billionaire businessman died at the age of 76 on June 8. Dr. Victor Ike Oye, the National Chairman of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), confirmed it in his press statement that was released to journalists today, June 9.
See the press release below
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 is swirling, and my heart is 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.