The Ogidi-born billionaire, Obiora F. Okonkwo who is popularly known as the owner of the events center called The Dome in Abuja is an astute Anambra son born on the 5th of December 1965 in Gombe, North-eastern part of Nigeria. The political economist is also the Executive chairman of United Nigeria Airlines founded in the year, 2020 and has been in operation till date.
As a revered man, his industrious lifestyle has atrracted him recognitions across board. For instance, the Ogidi people conferred on him the chieftaincy title of Dikeora Ogidi. In September 2019, he received the award of Rotary International Youth Leadership Icon in Abuja and won that of the maiden Dr. Michael Okpara Leadership Prize in Business. Again in March 2020, the management of The Sun Newspapers honored him with the award of Entrepreneur of the Year 2019.
His intellectual works speak volume, a resounding work he titled don’t tell me about the storm, deliver the cargo is always handy to inspire emerging entrepreneurs never to give up on challenges that seek to stop them from achieving their goals. Owing to his numerous contributions to the growth of small and medium business enterprises, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Business School, Awka in 2019 conferred with the prestigious honour of Business Philanthropist of the Year.
Obiora Okonkwo biography
A look at his profile reveals a high-profiled business man who have traveled far and wide for studies and other endeavors. This has made him an embodiment of knowledge, experience and business ideas. Currently, he is the Chief Executive Officer of N-Glory Development Limited, a parent company to The Dome events venue.
Chief Obiora hails from Ogidi in Idemili North Local Government Area of the state and obtained his basic education from Crowther Memorial Grammar School, in Onitsha, and subsequently at Boys High School, Onitsha for his WASC all in Anambra state. Just like most successful Igbo traders or Anambra merchants precisely, Chief Okonkwo combined Imu ahia or Izu Ahia with his studies. Imu Ahia is the popular Igbo apprenticeship sytsem where a prospect learns the ropes of an intended trade from the master and gets settled after mastering the business.
Obiora Okonkwo Net worth
Apart from being an Economist, Chartered Arbitrator and Mediator, Dr Obiora is also at the helm of affairs of so many successful businesses like Gistme Communications Limited, Solicom Engineering, Linora International Limited, Sagemetrics Limited, F & Denzil Inc. Hong Kong, CareerNation New York and Rokada Security Company and even more establishments that accounts for more income.
Early 2021, Mr. Okonkwo ventured into the multi billion Naira aviation sector with the official flag off of United Nigeria Airline. For a start, the airline fleet size totals a number of Four Embraer ERJ-145LR aircraft with an average cost of $7,996,000 per airplane. To add to the list, Obiorah is the CEO of the parent company behind the multi million naira investment in Abuja nicknamed The Dome, an ultramodern events center. Having highlighted the various sources of income of this business mogul, we estimate Obiora Okonkwo’s net worth to be around $1 billion USD.
Obiora Okonkwo Airline
The United Nigeria Airline was founded in the year, 2020 by its Executive Chairman, Chief Obiorah Okonkwo Ph.D. The airline has its headquarters in Enugu (just like Sosoliso airways) but has offices in Abuja. In February 1st 2021, Private Airlines Services Limited received Air Operators Certificate (AOC), valid for two years from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority. As at 2021, the company has a total of 4 aircraft making flights trips.
Obiora Okonkwo wife, family and other details
|Real Name||Obiora F. Okonkwo|
|Titles||Mr, Dr, Chief|
|Company||The Dome, Private Airlines Services Limited|
|Birthday||December 5, 1965|
|Net worth||$1 billion|
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