The death has been reported of billionaire oil magnate, Chief Anthony Enukeme of Anambra State.
Naija News gathered that Chief Enukeme, Chief Executive Officer of Tonimas oil and gas group died on Monday at the age of 75 after a brief illness.
His death was confirmed by a family source who noted that the businessman died as a result of the travel ban occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic.
According to him, Enukeme died because he was unable to travel out of the country to observe his medical check-up because of the COVID-19 lockdown.
Meanwhile, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has mourned the death of the oil magnate who was a member of the party’s National Board of Trustees until his passing away.
A press release by the National Chairman of APGA, Ozonkpu Victor Oye said the party is saddened by the demise of a loyal party member.
The APGA chairman wrote, “The news hit me like a ballistic missile. I was dazed, shocked and thrown into 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. APGA thrown into deep mourning”.