Nigerian billionaire businessman, Prince Engr. Arthur Eze has recently made fitness his priority as he was recently spotted at a popular exquisite gym center in Awka, Anambra state. The wealthy philanthropist came in there unannounced and registered for gym sessions at the facility. He said many should not be surprised, that at his age, keeping fit is a priority to be able to keep up with his demanding engagements and that he picked X-fit gym center due to them being the only gym with state of the art gym facilities and the exclusiveness of the facility.
In a viral video posted on-line, the business mogul gave the staff of the gym N1million naira for breakfast on his way out as he said they should eat well so they can be able to face their day’s activities properly. More photos below;
Prince Arthur Eze, a Nigerian oil tycoon, is considered the eighth richest person in Africa with a net worth of more than $5.8 billion. His immense wealth and influence in the oil industry are the result of canny business practices, and he has also become known for his deep connections to Nigerian politics.
Due to his heritage in tribal loyalty, Eze is often referred to as Prince Arthur Eze. His older brother is the traditional ruler of Ukpo village in the Dunukofia Local Government area of Anambra State. Eze himself is the ozoigbondu (saviour, according to one translation) of Igboland.
In 1970, Eze began attending St. Augustin Secondary School in Nkwere, where he began to discover his passion and talent for mechanical engineering. He studied mechanical and chemical engineering at California State University at Long Beach from 1974 to 1978. In 1991, Eze founded Atlas Oranto Petroleum for oil exploration activities in West Africa, and was able to incorporate it two years later. To date, the company is the largest holder of oil exploration blocks in Africa. The company’s acreage continues to grow, and just two oil blocks alone can produce more than 100,000 barrels of crude oil each day.
Known for his flamboyance, Eze is rumored to have five different models of Rolls Royce in his garage, as well as a private jet – a Bombadier worth more than $25 million. It is thought that the jet is one of the old Presidential Air Fleet models that Eze managed to buy in 2011 at auction. Particularly among top political figures in Anambra State, Eze is often referred to as “the godfather.” They recognize the enormous power he wields with his donations to political causes. Some argue that “godfatherism” in Anambra State originated with Eze’s sponsorship of Senator Joy Emordi in 2005, after the election of Emmanuel Anosike was annulled.
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Source; National Helm