Nigeria’s foremost billionaire, Chief Antonio Oladeinde Fernandez is dead. The business magnate, diplomat and permanent representative of Central African Republic to the United Nations died in Belgium at the age of 79 years.
His demise was announced by his daughter, Abimbola and, also, CEO Ovation Magazine, Chief Dele Momodu.
Chief Deinde Fernandez was born in Lagos and had a career in diplomacy that spanned 20 years, serving as an advisor to the Angolan government on economic matter, and Deputy Permanent Representative of Mozambique to the United Nations. He ran the Petro Inett company which obtained 50 percent share with South African-based Energy Africa Limited in a deal with the state oil company for exploration rights in a 4,700 km2 area of Angola’s coast in 1996..
As at 2013, his net worth was estimated at a staggering $8.7billion.
He is survived by wife and children.
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