The owner and Chief Executive Officer of Tonimas Group of Companies, Chief Onowu Enukeme, is dead.
9news Nigeria reports that Chief Enukeme before he died was the Onowu of Neni community, Ezeani Akuvom, in Anambra State.
In a statement made available to 9News Nigeria on Tuesday by the National Chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Dr. Victor Ike Oye described Chief Enukeme as a good man and a rare gem.
He said the news of Chief Enukeme hit him like a ballistic missile and was dazed, shocked and thrown into mental fixation.
He revealed that Chief Enukeme “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.”
The statement reads in parts ;
“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.”