The Untold Story Of How Oil Billionaire, Jide Omokore Suffered Stroke
These are not the best of times for Bashorun Jide Omokore, the famous billionaire and oil merchant. According to very dependable sources, the influential Kogi born oil merchant who is believed to be an extremely close ally of Deziani Allison Madueke, the influential Petroleum Resources Minister, is down with stroke and he was recently flown abroad. Prior to the ailment, it was gathered that Omokore was battling some undisclosed health issues.
The ELITES reliably gathered that the recent health complications occurred over the issue of some huge missing money, which he was alleged to have known quite a lot about. It was gathered that at some point, sometimes between the end of March and early April, he was invited by the Presidency and he was tongue- lashed over his roles in the missing money. Sources disclosed that, at a point, Omokore even broke down when the verbal dressing down got to him. Since then, his health crisis seemed to have increased to the point that he could no longer talk very well.
After the heart attack that led to the stroke, it was gathered that Omokore was taken to two different hospitals before he was eventually flown abroad. It was reliably gathered that his recent health challenges have caused a lot of panic in circles close to the top in the oil sector, especially, at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, given his closeness to those who run the sector and the dirty jobs he has been doing for them.
Not a few of the top shots in the Ministry have been praying for Omokore’s speedy recovery and that the ailment will not affect his ability to reason well.
Omokore is believed to be the hatchet- man for most of the deals involving the Petroleum Resources Minister, Allison Madueke as well as some senior top Directors in NNPC as well as the Petroleum Ministry.
It will be recalled that the former Permanent Secretary in the Petroleum Ministry was sacked last year after he hosted his daughter’s wedding to Dubai. The groom’s father was none other than oil billionaire, Jide Omokore.
Hundreds of guests from across party lines including the harshest critics of Jonathan’s government were all flown to the UAE at Omokore’s expense.
Omokore is the Executive Chairman of Energy Resources Group. He is an astute business mogul with over two decades experience in all facets of business endeavors.
Described as a man of uncommon zeal and passion for his calling in entrepreneurship, Omokore owes and oversees a vast business empire with substantial investment in many key sectors of the economy, including upstream and downstream oil and gas industry, estate and property development, and aviation, among others.