We have lost a brother, Adieu Captain Hosa Okunbo.
It is with a heavy heart that I mourn the passing of a great son of Edo State, a brother, a distinguished Nigerian, an illustrious businessman and an accomplished philanthropist, Captain Hosa Okunbo.
A man of unparalleled energy and accomplishments, Captain Okunbo saw opportunities in adversity and from an early age in life, carved a niche for himself to become one of Nigeria’s most outstanding businessmen.
A trained pilot, he conquered the air at an early age and set for the waters and land, building enterprises that distinguished him in the business world and embodied the hard work, perseverance, dexterity and acumen that espoused his Edo heritage.
Okunbo was a philanthropist who gave lavishly of himself and his resources; thousands of Edo sons and daughters benefited from his charitable works and benevolence.
As a mortal, Captain Okunbo was not a perfect person just as none of us can claim to be, but he will be remembered for his undying love for Edo people.
His desire for the development and progress of our dear state, the Niger Delta region and Nigeria as well as his invaluable contributions to building bridges of peace across the country will never be forgotten.
I commiserate with the Okunbo family, friends and associates of our departed brother and pray that God will grant all the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.
@views exclusive rights: Godwin Obaseki, Governor, Edo State, August 8, 2021.
It would be recalled that Captain Idahosa Wells Okunbo well known as Captain Hosa Okunbo, yesterday died in London Hospital after battling with an ailment that kept him out of public domain for over a year now.
Captain Hosa Okunbo, a business billionaire and trained Commercial pilot was visible in the public domain during the last concluded Edo State Governorship election that ushered in Godwin Obaseki as Governor of the state for second term.
He campaigned against the Governor; appearing in videos with certain allegations; and was first to write a letter to accept the victory of Governor Godwin Obaseki at the poll.
Since after the election, Captain Hosa was no longer too noticed in the public domain. Information indicated that the billionaire has been battling for life since then due to failing poor health before and after the election.
He died yesterday at London Hospital at the age of 63.
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