Samuel Onyishi is one of the richest Igbo men who made money through road transportation in Nigeria. He’s the founder and Chief Executive Officer of one of Nigeria’s most popular transport companies Peace Mass Transit Ltd.
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This article discusses interesting facts and finds about the Enugu-born billionaire.
Samuel Onyishi Biography
|Sir (Dr.) Godwin Ubaka Okeke
|Date of birth
|State of Origin
|Lady (Dr.) Patricia Obiageli Okeke
Chief Samuel Maduka Onyishi was born on the 23rd of November 1963 in Nsukka, Enugu State. He lost his dad, who worked as a bricklayer early in 1977, which exposed him to severe hardship.
Chief Samuel did his primary education at Enugu Road primary school, Nsukka, from 1971 to 1976. He advanced to secondary school at Bubendorf Grammar School, Adazi, in Awka, Anambra State. But later, he switched to Community Secondary School, Mbu, in Iso-Uzo LGA of Enugu State after being withdrawn from his previous school due to financial reasons.
After being challenged to pursue a university education by one of his village men, he wrote his West African School Certificate exam. He later secured admission to a Diploma Program at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, between 1993 and 1996. Between 1996 and 1999, he graduated with a Second Class Upper in Social Work and Community Development. He later got an MBA in Entrepreneurship from the Institute for Transformative Thought and Learning in the Doctoral Research Centre of the University of Arizona, Phoenix, United States.
He is currently married to his wife, Mrs Sam Onyishi, and their union is blessed with kids.
A lot of rich men in this part of Christian – dominated South East Nigeria have multiple titles like Dr., Pastor, Chief, Ozo, etc, including Onyishi, but what he seems to cherish most is to be addressed simply as Evangelist Sam Maduka Onyishi, MON!
He and his siblings were born Sabbaterians, but he later chose the path of Assemblies of God, where he grew to become an Evangelist, meaning he spreads the gospel of Jesus Christ, without necessarily presiding over or owning any church –
Samuel Maduka Onyishi Career
Founder, and Chairman of the foremost road transport company, Peace Mass Transit Ltd., Dr Samuel Maduka Onyishi, is known to be fiercely religious, even though not fanatical in the conventional sense.
Samuel Onyishi started his transportation business in 1994 with only two buses. Currently, the company has over 4,000 fleets of vehicles and is present across 19 states in Nigeria.
In 2019, he was appointed by May & Baker Nigeria Plc. as its Non-Executive Director. On 4th January 2020, the Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, laid the foundation for the entrepreneurial University, Samuel Maduka University, Agu-Ekwegbe in Igbo Etiti Local Government Area of Enugu State, founded by the CEO of Peace Mass, Samuel Onyishi.
But he is, however, probably one of the few successful men at his level who would openly pray to God to nullify and remove ”all agents, staff, principalities and powers in and around his business and family which are not of God…” to which his audience, mostly staff, would chorus “AMEN!”
Samuel Maduka Onyishi Companies
Samuel Maduka Onyishi has grown into what is known as the Peace Group of Companies, comprising among others:
- Peace Mass Transit Limited
- Peace Quick Response Insurance Brokers
- Peace Petroleum Limited
- Peace Micro-Finance Bank
- Peace Express Service Limited
- Brand of vehicles
- Peace Bureau de Change;
- Peace Aviation Services,
- PMT Beijing Trade Limited. China
- Peace Ugama Printing Press
- PMT Assembly Plant Limited
- Peace Oil Lubricants Limited
- Peace Capital Market Limited: Stock Brokers, Dealers and Investment Advisers
- Maduka Commercial and Futon International Limited: Exclusive Importer of Peace Hiace
Some of the other positions Dr Samuel Maduka Onyishi has held or is holding are:
- Former Chairman Enugu State Football Association
- Chairman of Rangers International Football Club.
Samuel Onyishi’s Cars
As a transporter and expert in the transportation business, Dr Samuel has a good eye for vehicles and has a series of luxury vehicles himself. However, the cars he owns are private knowledge.
Samuel Onyishi Net Worth
Samuel Onyishi has acquired a huge sum of wealth through his transportation business and holds major shares in a leasing company. Currently, his net worth is valued at $300 million.
Chief Dr Samuel Maduka Onyishi is a true definition of a grass to grace. The billionaire, one of the wealthiest Igbo men today, acquired his wealth through hard work, grit, and perseverance.
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