Popular business leader and public speaker Ubong King has been reported dead, aged 48, on 26 December 2020 after testing positive for coronavirus.
King was the president of the Ubong King Foundation, a non-profit non-governmental organisation that trains and coaches young leadership aspirants.
He is popularly known for his role in the society as a motivational speaker. Professionally, Ubong King was a security expert.
He also served as a former chairman of the American Society of Industrial Security (ASI) International Chapter 206, Lagos Nigeria. While he grew up in Lagos State, King is an indigene of Akwa Ibom State.
Ubong King’s nickname is Mr Trouble Maker because of is favourite quote which says; “The only way to get out of trouble is to enter trouble.”
According to sources, Ubong King died on 26 December 2020 not long after he tested positive for coronavirus. However, there is no statement on whether it was really complications from the virus that killed him.
King is survived by his wife Unyime Ivy-King and four children; Adora-Edima, Jamon-Mfonabasi, Atara-Uyaiabasi, and Sarah-Mbuotidem.
News of Ubong King’s demise shook many who knew him and those that he had touched in some way. Here are some of the reactions to his death on Twitter:
I remember the day we were recording his testimony for @700ClubNigeria, it was raining heavily, what was supposed to be 40mins lasted 2hrs & not once did Dr @ubongking or his wife complain or fidget or look at the time. Every word he spoke ignited fire in the studio that day. pic.twitter.com/nCynuFC3qv
— Omofuoma Agharite – The Photography Studio (@kara2dance) December 27, 2020
— Victorious ?? (@Victorious11e) December 27, 2020
— Dele Momodu Ovation (@DeleMomodu) December 27, 2020
May heaven accept your soul.
RIP Ubong King
Our Trouble-maker pic.twitter.com/DQhdZg9Mhm
— Jo Seph (@joszy001) December 27, 2020
I will forever cherish and meditate on these words from thinkation 2019. I worked with you during this event, coached and mentored by you Sir Ubong King, the Trouble Maker. Rest in peace Brother. #RIPUbongKing pic.twitter.com/f1Z31rwZ7o
— Youngichu™? (@youngichu) December 27, 2020
We send our heartfelt condolences to the King family and also wish them strength during this difficult time.