Throwback Thursday : Augustine Ilodibe


Augustine Ilodibe

Chief Augustine Ejikeme Ilodibe also known as Ọnwa n’etiri Ora na Nnewi was the founder of popular transportation company  Ekene Dili Chukwu Transport. He founded the company in 1955, and the company was one of the leading transportation companies in Nigeria.

He was inspired by other successful owners of transportation companies at that time like Chief D. C EMEFO, Sir Odumegwu Ojukwu and Mr Albert Igbokwe.

He was the sole importer of those Mercedes buses, pioneering interstate luxury bus travel in Nigeria.

He died in 2007, and after his death, the company began to suffer set backs as his family fought over his wealth.


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