Benue industrialist Denen Tofi dies at 103

Denen Tofi Benue industrialist dies

Renowned Benue industrialist Denen Tofi died at the age of 103.

A son of the deceased Aondoakura Tofi disclosed this in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Makurdi on Thursday.

Mr. Tofi said that his father died around 11a.m. on Thursday at Nyom Hospital in Gboko, the traditional headquarters of Tiv people.

”My dad’s old age contributed significantly to his death.

“Yeah, we lost him around 11a.m. On Tuesday night, around 9p.m., he started feeling uneasy and was rushed to the hospital in the morning.

“He started responding to treatment before he finally answered the call of his father,” he said.

The late Tofi was the owner of Denen Tofi Group of Companies which comprises Paradise and New State Hotels, Tofi Memorial Grammar School, National Oil, and several other companies.

Regarded as one of the most successful businessmen from north-central Nigeria, he was popularly known by his business motto: “Do well, God will help you.”