Sir Louis Phillip Odumegwu OJUKWU OBEAge: 57 years1909–1966
- Sir Louis Phillip Odumegwu OJUKWU OBE
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Sir Louis Phillip Odumegwu OJUKWU OBE
Birth: 1909 — Obiuno, Umudim, Nnewi, Nnewi North L.G.A, Anambra State, Nigeria
Media object: Louis Odumegwu Ojukwu
Death: 1966 — Nkalagu, Ishielu L.G.A, Ebonyi State, Nigeria
Chukwuemeka ODUMEGWU OJUKWU
Birth: November 4, 1933 24 — Zungeru, Niger State, Nigeria
Media object: Chukwuemeka Ojukwu
Occupation: Nigerian military officer and Politician, 1st President of Biafra
Death: November 26, 2011 — London, United Kingdom
Nigerian businessman from Ojukwus family of Nwakanwa quarters obiuno umudim Nnewi
Sir Louis Philip Odumegwu Ojukwu, KBE
A lot of people may not know Sir Louis Philip Odumegwu Ojukwu besides the fact that he is the father of Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, Former Military Governor of the Defunct Eastern Region, and Leader of the Unsuccessful Biafra Republic.
But as a matter of fact, he is one of the greatest and richest entrepreneurs ever produced in Africa.
Louis Ojukwu was born in Nnewi, present day Anambra State of Nigeria in 1909 and was the second and only male child of four children.
He started his educational pursuit at Government Primary School, Asaba. In 1922, he proceeded to the only secondary school in the Eastern Region (that is present day, South-South and South East Geo-Political Zones) at the time, Hope Waddell Training Institute, Calabar and graduated in 1928.
After a brief stint at the Agriculture Department, in 1929, twenty year old Louis Ojukwu moved to Lagos with nothing, but 10 years later, he was already managing his own chain of businesses which included, Ojukwu Stores, Ojukwu Textiles and Ojukwu Transport Company. By 1950, Ojukwu Transport Company had over 200 Trucks in its fleet.
In Lagos, he secured a job at John Holt as a Tyre Sales Clerk. It was while working there that he observed that many Igbo traders who came to Lagos to buy tyres also bought textiles as well and the severe strain a lack of adequate transportation had on Eastern Textile Traders.
With his meagre saving, Louis Ojukwu travelled to Onitsha and opened his first business venture called ‘Ojukwu Stores’ and employed one of his relatives to oversee it. He then returned to Lagos and started sending down textiles through lorries to his shop in Onitsha while still working at John Holt. Soon, his textile business boomed.
By 1930, he bought a second hand truck and employed a driver in other to start transporting his goods himself and thus 'Ojukwu Transport Company' was born. Working with the West African Railway Company and the newly inaugurated Produce Boards, he also made his fleet of trucks available for the transportation of commodities of other traders.
Ojukwu Transport Company was the first transport company between the Eastern Region and Lagos from the Asaba end of the River Niger after they have crossed over from Onitsha by boat.
Louis Ojukwu worked tirelessly and by end of the 1930's, he was the major transport service provider on the East-West Road.
With the outbreak of World War II in 1939, the British Government requested the use of Ojukwu’s fleet of trucks for the war effort to which he agreed.
When the war ended in 1945, the British Government recognized the sacrifices he made and honoured him with Knight of the British Empire (KBE). The end of the war also created a high demand for raw materials from West Africa which helped Ojukwu Transport Company explode within a short time, so he diversified into other businesses.
Some of Sir Ojukwu's early drivers such as Chief Ilodibe (Ekene Dili Chukwu) Transport Company and Chief Izuchukwu (Izuchukwu Transport Company) would later become Transport moguls themselves.
Sir Louis Ojukwu was so wealthy that in 1956 when Queen Elizabeth II visited Nigeria, the British authorities borrowed his Rolls Royce Silver Wraith and personal driver to chauffeur the Queen around.
Louis Ojukwu was also the Financial Pillar of Nnamdi Azikiwe’s NCNC Party. So when the party came to power in 1960, he was offered the position of Finance Minister, but he turned it down, and the position was given to Chief Okotie-Eboh.
Sir Louis died in September 1966 in Nkalagu, present day Ebonyi State, Nigeria.
Sir Louis CV is the most intimidating I have ever seen and probably will ever see. He was:
The man was simply larger than life. Sir Louis also owned numerous building, landed properties and stocks. It is estimated that as at the time he died in September 1966, he was worth about 4 Billion Dollars in today's money.
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Chukwuemeka ODUMEGWU OJUKWU, nigerian military officer and Politician, 1st President of Biafra, son of Sir Louis Phillip Odumegwu OJUKWU OBE, was born on November 4, 1933 in Zungeru, Niger State, Nigeria and died on November 26, 2011 in London, United Kingdom at the age of 78. He married Njideka Onyekwelu, daughter of C.T. Onyekwelu and Elina-Nwamama Onyekwelu.
Chukwuemeka ODUMEGWU OJUKWU and Njideka Onyekwelu had 3 children.
Chukwuemeka ODUMEGWU OJUKWU had 1 child.
Chukwuemeka ODUMEGWU OJUKWU had 1 child.
Chukwuemeka ODUMEGWU OJUKWU had 3 children.