Femi Osibona: Spiritual Man, Shirt Seller, Stunning Facts About Late Estate Tycoon

Femi Osibona: Spiritual Man, Shirt Seller, Stunning Facts About Late Estate Tycoon

Some stunning facts about the builder of the collapsed Ikoyi building, Femi Osibona, have been revealed by Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo, the Senior Pastor of Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC) who has referred to him as one of the foremost Nigerian real estate developers.

Until the 21-story structure collapsed on Monday, November 1, very little about his little beginnings and breakthrough in real estate were known.

Ashimolowo gave some revelations on Osibona disclosed that the builder of 360 Degrees Towers in Ikoyi started making it big after listening to his tapes, Vanguard reports.

Femi Osibona and the collapsed Ikoyi building
Osibona used to sell shirts and ties in Abuja (Photo: Goldmyne TV, The Nation)
Source: UGC

In a video trending online, the KICC pastor stated:

“He said after listening to my tapes, he built 12 apartments in London, in a part called London fields and had sold eight.

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“He came again and said to me Pastor Matthew, lay hands on me; where else should I go again? He said he wants to go to South Africa, that I should pray for him."

Below are some facts about Osibona revealed by Ashimolowo in the video:

  1. Built 12 apartments in London
  2. Built 125 houses in South Africa
  3. Experienced exponential breakthrough
  4. Built 40 apartments in Ikoyi, sold each one for close $1 million
  5. Currently building three towers together on Alexander Road in Ikoyi
  6. Owns at least three towers
  7. Sold shirts and tie in Abuja
  8. Spiritual man

Watch the full video:

Collapsed Ikoyi building's owner still missing, feared trapped in rubble

Meanwhile, there were growing fears that Osibona was somewhere trapped in the rubble.

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) had no update on his whereabouts.

It was gathered that Osibona's car was parked at the premises on Monday, November 1, when the tragedy happened.

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His phone lines were not reachable as calls have been made to him to ascertain if he was still alive.

A source who spoke with journalists said:

“There is every indication he was trapped there. His car was parked at the site. His calls are no longer going."

Ikoyi building collapse: Sanwo-Olu suspends general manager of LASBCA as death toll rises to 14

In another development, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the governor of Lagos state, had suspended the general manager of the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA), Gbolahan Oki.

The governor vowed to find out what went wrong and punish those indicted in the collapsed 21-storey building under construction in Ikoyi.

Source: Legit.ng

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