Ubong King, a renowned public speaker and business consultant, has passed away at 48.
The entrepreneur was said to have died of COVID-19 complications in Lagos on Saturday, not long after he contracted the killer virus.
His death comes barely a day after Unyime-Ivy King, his wife, shared a picture of the family — including the deceased and their four children — to mark this year’s Christmas.
“It’s that time of the year…I celebrate Jesus, I celebrate family, I celebrate good friends, and I celebrate the gift of life…Merry Christmas everyone, from our family to yours,” she had written on Instagram on Friday.
On Sunday, Unyime-Ivy posted a photo of a dimly-lit candle in a dark background on Facebook to mourn her husband.
Born on August 22, 1972, King had his secondary education at the Federal Government College, Lagos, and thereafter studied agriculture at the University of Calabar.
He was the founder of Protection Plus Security Limited and former chairman of the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS) international chapter 206, Lagos.
The deceased was also the president of the Ubong King Foundation, a non-governmental organisation, aimed at training young people towards leadership.
He is survived by his wife and four children namely; Adora-Edima, Jamon-Mfonabasi, Atara-Uyaiabasi and Sarah-Mbuotidem.
The development further stretches the list of Nigerians who have breathed their last due to COVID-19 complications since the dawn of the year 2020.
Tributes have begun to flood in for the deceased as words of his death spread.
How hard it hits when a business mentor from whom you wish to learn more from leaves.
Ubong King is a one in thousand teacher. pic.twitter.com/ylvVA9xidw
— Salaudeen Lukman Adewale (@SLA_the_Sage) December 27, 2020
You will be greatly missed sir.Advertisement
Rest in Power Daddy Ubong King 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/3uT9QoywYn
— Emmyllionaire (@EmmanuelAkpe) December 27, 2020
RIP to a rare gem, Ubong King. Rest on sir pic.twitter.com/mk48P0cvQAAdvertisement
— Duke, Digital Authority (@DukeIkedi) December 27, 2020
Rest in peace Ubong King!!! pic.twitter.com/bwwEyThr7w
— OBM (@babski02) December 27, 2020
The news of his demise is so heartbreaking. RIP Ubong King.
What a year. 2020 pic.twitter.com/X5CW7jft4W
— Victor (@AradGula) December 27, 2020
I will forever cherish and meditate on these words from thinkation 2019. I worked with you during this event, coached and mentored by you Sir Ubong King, the Trouble Maker. Rest in peace Brother. #RIPUbongKing pic.twitter.com/f1Z31rwZ7o
— Youngichu™❁ (@youngichu) December 27, 2020
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