Victor Ikwuemesi, Founder, CEO Of Sosoliso Airlines Dies Of COVID-19 In London


Victor Ikwuemesi, founder and CEO of Sosoliso Airlines, has on April 14 died of COVID-19 in London, United Kingdom. 

The Chairman of the defunct airline died few days after he was admitted and diagnosed of Coronavirus.

A source close to the family told newsmen that Ikwuemesi was admitted to an unnamed London hospital after a brief illness.

He later tested positive for COVID-19 in the result that was released on Tuesday.

Ikwuemesi was in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) on oxygen since he arrived at the hospital. 

The source added;

When the oxygen was removed for him to eat he couldn’t breathe on his own. So they put him on a ventilator and he died shortly after.

Sosoliso Airlines Limited was established in 1994, operating as a scheduled, domestic, passenger airline. During its existence, it had its head office in Ikeja, Lagos State.

Sosoliso Airlines operated flights between Enugu, Port Harcourt, Owerri, Abuja and Lagos.

The Nigerian government set a deadline of 30 April 2007 for all airlines operating in the country to re-capitalise or be grounded, in an effort to ensure better services and safety.

Seven airlines failed to meet the deadline and as a result, were not allowed to fly in Nigeria’s airspace from April 30th 2007.   Sosoliso Airlines was one of the airlines grounded. 

May his soul rest in peace. 

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