Monday, 2 February 2015

Philanthropist Okoya-Thomas dies at 79

 Chief Molade Okoya-Thomas
Chief Molade Okoya-Thomas
One of Nigeria’s most prominent businessman and philanthropist, Chief Molade Okoya-Thomas, is dead, he died on Monday at the age of 79 years.

The Nigerian Table Tennis Federation announced the death of Okoya-Thomas, the Asoju Oba of Lagos, He was a philanthropist and sports enthusiast who solely sponsored the popular annual Asoju Oba Table Tennis Championship in Lagos for more than four decades

Okoya-Thomas was the chairman of CFAO Nigeria Limited, a Lagos-based industrial conglomerate engaged in the wholesale trade of automobiles, building materials, technical equipment, electrical equipment, and agricultural equipment.

. He held the Nigerian national honor of Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic, and was a recipient of the Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur, the highest national honor given by the French to a foreigner.

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