Globe Motors Boss, William Anumudu Set For Burial
Mr. William Anumudu, the founder and Chairman of Globe Motors is set to be buried, he will be buried in his hometown, Obilubi Obazu, Mbieri, Imo State.
Founder/Chairman of Globe Motors, Mr. William Anumudu, will be laid to rest on Thursday in his country home, Obilubi Obazu, Mbieri, Imo State.
According to a statement by his family, signed by Barristers Johnson and Humphrey Anumudu, the burial would be private, and attended by only members of the family.
As reported by Vanguardngr, this may have been informed by the restrictions on movement and gathering by government. Willie Anumudu, who is also known as Eze Igbo Ikoyi, died on April 21, 2020 at the age of 68 leaving behind a wife, children, brothers and sisters.
A highly successful businessman who is known as the Czar of the Nigerian auto industry, tributes have been pouring in from well-meaning Nigerians, including former Lagos State Governor, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Pro Pat Utomi of Lagos business school, Nigeria Auto Journalists Association, NAJA, National Association of Automobile Marketers, NAAM, among others.
In his tribute Obi Adimora said: “I know that on occasion, fate dealt Willie a harsh hand. He endured many tests and faced uncountable challenges. Yet it was near impossible to catch him wearing his trouble on his face. He was ever upbeat, cheerful and optimistic. He was a businessman in a highly competitive area. But he never displayed envy at the success of others. Instead, he was solicitous of others. Instead, he was solicitous of the success stories of others, took delight in their strides, and was particularly liberal in counseling young entrepreneurs. If he knew of potential pitfalls in a venture, he was quick to volunteer that information to steer others away from ruin.
Mr. Roland Opara, Chairman of Real Companion Nigeria Ltd, a shipping service company, stated that his family, management and staff of his company will deeply miss Mr. Anumudu for his kindness and positive impact on them.
“We commiserate with the Anumudus on the death of the chairman, founder of Globe Motors. His kindness and positive impact on our lives and families cannot be quantified,” he said.
Mr. Lambert Oguamalam, on behalf of the late Sir Sylvester Mgbeoji Oguamalam and Lady Cecilia Oguamalam family, described him as God’s special creation with a big heart.
“You represented so many things to many people who knew you outside your family, friends, partners as a very successful businessman, philanthropist, mentor, socialite, fighter, leader, Eze Igbo Ikoyi and many more”.