- Nigerians are mourning the death of renowned economist and stockbroker Albert Okumagba
- The wealthy businessman died on Thursday, November 19, family source James Ibori confirmed
- Until his death, Okumagba was the Group Managing Director of BGL Group
Nigerians were thrown into mourning after the death of renowned economist and stockbroker Albert Okumagba on Thursday, November 19.
The news of his death was confirmed on Thursday, November 19, by a family source, James Ibori, The Nation reports.
Ibori wrote on his Facebook page:
“Egba Why? Rest in Peace my dear brother.”
Reacting to Okumagba's death, @proshare on Twitter wrote:
"Our Heartfelt Condolences to the family of Late Mr. Albert Okumagba, FCIS; Group Managing Director, @BGLNigeria. May his soul Rest In Perfect Peace."
In the same vein, an entrepreneur identified as Aloy Chife said the deceased was a good man.
He wrote on Twitter:
"My good man, Albert! May the angels be your guide on your journey. You played your part. Rest In Peace."
Twitter user with the handle @AyodejiAdeyanj2 reacted:
"Jesus!!! Thats my Egbon too!! Oga Albert Okumagba!! Great guy!! A Visionary and A great Risk Taker. A Leader and a very outstanding KCOB!! May his soul rest in perfect peace. AMEN. Chai!!! This life no Balance oh!!"
He died on Monday night, June 8, after a brief illness. According to a family source, the deceased used to travel overseas every year for routine health checks but was unable to travel this year due to the pandemic.
The family source said Enukeme died because of the travel ban occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic.
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