Tonimas Anthony Obiagboso Enukeme One Year Posthumous
By Mbonu Watson
The good people of Neni town n Anambra state will never forget Anthony Obiagboso Enukeme, the Onowu Neni, and major influencer, a contributor to Neni town modern development
Almost one year later. Thousands to millions of people still miss Pa, Anthony Obiagboso Enukeme, with one-year silent memorial service being held in respect to the departed
Continue Resting Our Beloved Onowu Neni, Pa Anthony Obiagboso Enukeme to many he was the builder of humanity, developer of the community, a man after God’s heart
Is Almost but one year now, since pass away, leaving behind his wife, children, the Nenians who so loved him, attracted by his kind heart, words of wisdom, and more importantly his heart after the love of God, builder of God’s kingdom on earth.
Anthony Obiagboso Enukeme who was born on 21 January 1944 – dead on 9 June 2020, before his death, was a Nigerian businessman, a philanthropist from Neni town in Anambra State, south-eastern Nigeria.
He was the co-founder, Chairman, and Managing Director of Tonimas Nigeria Limited, a manufacturing and trading company.
He was a Papal Knights of St. Gregory recipient, also a member of the Knights of St. John International (KSJI).
He was a member of the Board of Trustees of the APGA political party in Nigeria.
PA Anthony Obiagboso Enukeme: Early life and education
He was born on 21 January 1944 to the Enukeme Family of Obiuno Umudioka village Neni in Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra State, along the Akwaeze roadside from Nkwo Market at Igbo Ukwu township.
He was an only son and had one sister, his parent was so poor but where able enroll him into informal education. After his Primary school education, he underwent the Igbo Apprentice Scheme training for 15 years as a Petrol station attendant at Oturkpo, Benue State, and at Aba Ngwa market in Abia State.
In 1975, he embarked on a further education drive that saw him complete both secondary and tertiary education in Public Administration by 1985.
He then acquired a Masters’s Degree in International Affairs and Diplomacy, both from Abia State University, Uturu, Abia State. He was awarded an Honourary Doctorate Degree in Business Administration from Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University. and have written some books to his honor
His Business Career
Chief Enukeme was an apprentice serving others for 15 good years, when he was freed, he co-founded Tonimas Nigeria Limited in 1981 and incorporated it as a limited liability company in 1982.
The company markets and distributes refined petroleum products manufactures aluminum roofing sheets and nails. He later diversified to hospitality, plastic manufacturing, tank farms, hotels, haulage, and shipping businesses
His Personal life [Marriage and children]
Chief Enukeme is happily married to Iyom Mary Uzoaku Enukeme (Iyom Mmiliaku) and the marriage is blessed with six children. three boys and three girls
Death and afterward
He died on 9 June 2020 after a brief illness which was due to his inability to travel for routine medical checks caused by the COVID19 related lock-down global pandemic crisis
Honors, decorations, awards, and titles
He was a Member of the National Board of Trustees of the All Progressive Grand Alliance political party. President, Knights of Saint John’s International (KSJI), Commandery 445, Aba, Abia State. Grand President of the Owerri Grand Commandery, Member of the Papal Knight, Order of Saint Gregory the Great(KSG), Vice-Chairman of Awka Catholic Diocesan Pastoral Council of the Catholic Church, President, Anambra State Council of Traditional Prime Ministers (Ndi Onowu), Former President, Aba Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (ACCIMA), President of Lubricant Producers Association of Nigeria (LUPAN), Recipient – Merit Award on Business Excellence by the National Affairs Society of Nigeria, Recipient – Merit Award on Business Productivity by the Institute of Corporate Chairmen of Nigeria, Recipient – Golden Award from Saint Peter’s Christian Fathers Association, Christ the King Church Cathedral Parish, Aba. Recipient – Community Service Award by the Rotary Club International, Recipient – Eminent Patriotic Merit Award by Pan-African and Philanthropic Organization
Recipient – Distinguished Persons and Community Service Award by the Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS), Awka. and many others
Community honors of Aku-Uvom
Community honors of Onowu Neni
Community honors of Enyi Abia title by the Abia State Government
Community honors of Ogbata Onuo Akwaeze
Community honors of Anya-Anaocha from the traditional rulers’ council of Anaocha local government area
Chief Enukeme built Saint James’ Catholic Church at Neni including a rectory, chapel, church hall, grotto of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and handed it over to the Awka Diocese of the Catholic Church for a worship place.
A requiem mass was held in his honor at the church after his death. He also built the St. Agatha Catholic Church, Umuarakpa, Aba.
It a Year now since he left the Good people of the Neni town community, 9th of June 2020 was the day, a sad day in the memory of the beloved town Neni,
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If you miss Him, Kindly drop your comment, let the community know what you miss about him… Stay safe. to all the faithful departed in our beloved town Neni, may their souls rest in perfect peace In Jesus name Amen….. article written By Mbonu Watson C, Publish on AfriNOTES, with tears of sadness, we say continue resting, to all the faithful ever departed from our community town Neni, May you all continue resting in peace in Jesus Name. Amen