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Nigeria Auto Journalists Mourn Late Globe Motors Chairman/CEO, Aged 68




Nigeria Auto Journalists Mourn Late Globe Motors Chairman/CEO, Aged 68

The Nigeria Auto Journalists Association has received with shock, the news of the death of William Anumudu, Chairman/CEO of Globe Motors Holdings Limited, one of the biggest automobile franchise owners including Mercedes, Toyota, Hyundai and the Higer brands. He died at the early hours of Tuesday, April 21, 2020.

In a statement issued by Mike Ochonma, chairman, Nigeria Auto Journalists Association (NAJA), he said, the death of William Anumudu is a big shock and loss not only to the local and foreign automotive community where he has made a tremendous impact in the past 30 years but also to Nigeria at large.

Checks reveal that the late Anumudu has been travelling abroad for treatment over an undisclosed illness since last year.

The billionaire businessman was reported ill and tested negative to COVID-19. It was learnt that he had been battling ill health for some time. It deteriorated days back and amid plans to move him abroad for better medical attention, he died. He was to be flown to Germany before his death.

Aged 68, he hailed from Mbaitoli near Owerri, the Imo State capital and he is married to Nkiru Anumudu. The late auto magnate is survived by four children, Uzoma, Enyinna, Zinna and Zikky.

The success story journey of Globe Motors began in March 1984 when William Anumudu, registered the company with a mission to transform the underserved Nigerian automobile industry. Over three decades later, Globe Motors has surpassed its initial aspirations and the company continues to set the pace in the evolution of the country’s automobile sector. The automobile conglomerate are partners with leading multinationals and several public sector institutions.

Presently, Globe Motors is one of the largest dealers in Mercedes-Benz segment and Toyota segments. It is also the sole distributor of Higer vehicles brand in Nigeria.

Globe Motors has the financial muscle required to meet local demand for new vehicles within its brand segments is an authoritative car blog in Nigeria. Its objective is to get Nigerians and a wider audience to be more informed about automobiles, the automotive sector and transport infrastructure. Over the years, we have been instrumental in creating immeasurable public awareness about automobiles and their maintenance, safety and traffic laws, amongst others. ...Your mobility, our priority. NK

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