I Am Hale & Hearty, Says Jide Omokore
BEVERLY HILLS, CA, April 04, (THEWILL) - Nigerian Energy magnate, Mr.
Jide Omokore has strongly refuted a news report circulating online that he suffered a heart attack in Abuja shortly after meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan.
Omokore, who was listed by Forbes as one of Nigeria's ten low key, ultra wealthy successful entrepreneurs, spoke to THEWILL extensively in a conference call on Friday from his Ikoyi, Lagos residence, and expressed his utter disgust and disappointment at the obviously false report which was posted by controversial website Saharareporters.
'The report is utter nonsense,' Omokore said calmly.
'I have never suffered a heart attack.
I am in my house in Ikoyi.
I am a normal person.
I am hale and hearty.
The last time I visited the hospital was for a pain in my back.
I haven't even been to Abuja in over a month, so I don't know where they are getting these lies from,' he asserted.
Omokore, a successful businessman and close associate of President Goodluck Jonathan, has had his reputation constantly bashed by Nigeria's opposition leaning newspapers and news websites.
Omokore, a Christian from Kogi State, is the promoter of Atlantic Energy, one of Nigeria's major indigenous firms in the very lucrative oil and gas sector.
He is also Chairman and founder of Energy Resources Group, one of Nigeria's biggest privately controlled groups with interests in oil trading and exploration, haulage services, steel, dredging engineering and property development.
Its annual turnover is around $400 million according to Forbes.