Reports reaching me state that popular billionaire business man, philantrophist and politician - Obong Ime Sampson Umanah is dead. He was involved in a road traffic accident at Owerri on Monday 25th May 2015 while travelling from Uyo to Lagos due to the lack of aviation fuel which crippled the nation's aviation industry.
72 year old Obong Umannah was loved by all, most especially the masses due to his philantrophic work which spanned over five decades. He was given the title "Ufan Ndito Ubuene" meaning the friend of the poor in recognition of his philantrophic work.
May his soul rest in peace.