Popular Nigerian business leader and public speaker, Ubong King has breathed his last in Lagos in the early hours of 26th December 2020.
The security expert and founder of Protection Plus Security Limited who was also known as the ‘Troublemaker’ was said to have tested positive for COVID-19.
King was a former chairman of The American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS) International Chapter 206, Lagos. He facilitated and spoke at leadership and management retreats within and outside Nigeria.
Ubong King began his career as a volunteer guard in the protocol department of the church he was attending at the time. King also worked as a consultant in a piggery, before venturing into the security industry. King went on to start Protection Plus Security Limited.
Ubong also curated the ‘ThinknationXX’ annual event that gathered people across Nigeria and Africa to help them with mental shift for business growth.
He is married to Unyime Ivy-King, and survived by his wife and four children.
His wife, Unyime confirmed the unfortunate occurrence via a Facebook post on Sunday morning.
“This is an open post to everyone just to respond to all who have tried to reach me that I’m unable to respond to because of the volumes of calls coming in.
“I will be unavailable for a while after this post so my children and I can process in private.
“All I want to say right now is that my everlasting date Ubong King has completed the short 48 years assignment that our Lord asked him to do and he’s at peace now.
“This is in response to all the calls I can’t pick just now- please bear with me. I need to keep my mind strong so love me from a distance and pray for us all.
“I can’t do RIP yet – maybe later. But the family and I are stable and God is in our corner”.
Last month, his mentor, Jerry Rawlings, a former president of Ghana died from Covid-19 complications.
In his tribute to Rawlings, King wrote:
“And I thought I was ready for everything- turns out I wasn’t- not for this one that has hit me like this. I sat under your feet to learn the meaning of values, accountability and integrity. What many ran away from, you were ready to give your life for. Your formed a man in me out of a boy. This is a big loss for Africa but what can I say, thank you my father for nurturing me..”