Nigerian Billionaire Captain Idahosa Okunbor Dies Of Cancer In London
A top Nigerian philanthropist has died in London.
Benin born Captain Idahosa Okunbo (popularly called Hosa Okunbo) passed on today Sunday the 8th of August 2021 at the age of 63.
The Benin Edo indigene who was born on the 7th of January 1958 breath his last breathe in London today years after secret battle with the cancer of the pancreas
His business associates said he passed away in the early hours of Sunday the 8th of August 2021.
Late Okunbo who graduated at 21 from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Training Centre, Zaria as a professional commercial pilot, was made a captain in 1983 at 25.
Okunbo who retired in 1988 worked for Intercontinental Airlines and Okada Airlines as a commercial pilot.
He established Hoslyn Ventures Limited, a company that focused on procurement in the oil and gas sector.
Owing to restiveness in the Niger Delta, Okunbo set up Ocean Marine Security Limited, a pioneer marine security company, which is responsible for offshore asset protection for major oil companies in Nigeria.
He ventured into agriculture, through the establishment of Wells Farm Limited, thereby investing millions of dollars in green house farming and agro-allied business in Edo state.
The business mogul, who was happily married with children, was also into construction, property and real estate development, security solutions, landscaping and charter flight operations, among others.
The philanthropist was conferred with an honorary Doctoral Degree by the University of Benin (UNIBEN) for his contributions and benevolence to humanity as well as his achievements as an entrepreneur.