Tuesday, June 9, 2020


An iroko and greatest philanthropist of Umudioka village, Neni in Aniocha Local Government Area of Anambra state and beyond Chief (Dr) Anthony Obiagbaoso Enukeme Eziani Aku Uvom (Onowu 111 of Neni) KSJG is dead.

He died at early hours of Tuesday, June 9, 2020 after a brief illness at age of 76.

Chief was devoted to the human and infrastructural development of his community. During his lifetime, he singlehandedly asphalted over 30 kilometers of roads in his hometown, Neni. 

Through his business empire, Tonimas Group, late Enukeme employed many people and helped many small businesses to flourish. He gave scholarship to many indigent students in his community and supported the church in many ways too numerous to mention.

For his services to the Church, Chief Enukeme was honoured as a Knight of St John International where he rose to become the Grand Commander of the Owerri Grand Commandery. Later he was knighted in the Papal order of St Gregory the Great.

Until his death, he was the Chairman of Tonimas Group which had Tonimas Nail Manufacturing Ltd, Tonimas Aluminium Ltd and Tonimas Lubricants among many other businesses listed under it. He also owned heavy investments in shipping, hospitality and real estate. He was the proprietor of the popular Tonimas Petroleum with over 100 petrol stations in the country.

Chief Enukeme may your gentle soul rest in peace, Amen.

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