Captain Idahosa Wells Okunbor, Benin born billionaire businessman and Chairman of Ocean Marine Solution (OMS) Limited is dead.
He reportedly died of pancreatic cancer in London, Sunday morning, aged 63.
A serial investor, philanthropist and trained commercial pilot, his business interest cut across multiple business sectors such as the agro-allied, petroleum, telecommunications, power, real estate and banking industries.
He was born in Benin City to the family of Reverend Robert Amos Okunbo, a clergyman, teacher and community leader. Okunbo had his primary education at Government Primary in Benin City, old Bendel State, now Edo State. He proceeded to Federal Government College, Warri, in 1971, where he sat for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination.
Okunbo pursued a desire to become a pilot by studying at the Nigerian Civil Aviation Training Centre, Zaria, Kaduna State, and became a professional commercial pilot at the age of 21. He also attended ACME School of Aeronautics, Fort Worth Texas in 1983, where he obtained an Airline Transport Pilot License