Edo-born business mogul, Okunbo, is dead  | Dailytrust

Edo-born business mogul, Okunbo, is dead 

Capt. Hosa Okunbo
Edo-born businessman, Capt. Idahosa Wells Okunbo, has died in a hospital in London.
Okunbo, a son-in-law to Olu of Wari, has been receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital in London.
The 63-year-old businessman reportedly died on Sunday morning after battling a cancer-related ailment.
He was a retired commercial pilot and chairman of several companies, including Ocean Marine Security Limited.
Until his death, the Edo-born billionaire is survived by his wife and children.

Buhari mourns

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the family, friends and associates of Captain Okunbo.

President Buhari, in a statement issued Sunday by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, urged mourners, particularly the people of Edo State to sustain his legacies of well-spiritedness and large-heartedness.

The President said the late Okunbo’s investments spanning the petroleum, telecommunications, maritime, and power sectors, among others, contributed “immensely” to the development of the Nigerian economy, providing sustenance to many families in the process.

President Buhari prayed for the repose of the soul of the late Captain.