Nigerian Business Tycoon Sunny Odogwu Dies At 87


Top Nigerian businessman Chief Sunny Odogwu has passed away. He was 87 years old.

Odogwu who was the publisher of the defunct Post Express Newspaper and founder of Sunny Iwedike Odogwu (SIO) Group of Companies, died on Monday night after a brief illness at his home in Asaba, Delta State.

The passing of this great man has been described a monumental loss and many people have kind stories to say about him.

James Ibori, the former governor of Delta State said “The late Chief Odogwu was among the first generation of businessmen to challenge the expatriates in specialised businesses such as insurance and shipping. Even when the insurance sector of the Nigerian economy was under the control of the white colonialists, Chief Odowgu was audacious enough to set up Dyson and Dickets Insurance Brokers in 1953. He was about the first Nigerian to set up shop on Broad Street, Lagos.

“He was a lover of the arts and he supported many musicians, painters and sculptors” he added.

Senator Ben Murray Bruce wrote 'I am deeply saddened by the death of Chief Sonny Odogwu; publisher of defunct Post Express Newspapers and a true Nigerian with a chain of investments that empowered lots of Nigerians. He will be dearly missed. My condolence to his family and all his loved ones'.

Chief Odogwu is survived by his wife, Teresa and nine children.

Chief Sunny Odogwu


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