Ubong King (22 August 1972 – 26 December 2020) was a Nigerian business consultant, security expert and motivational speaker. King was the president of the Ubong King Foundation, a non-profit, non-governmental organisation targeted at training young people towards leadership. He was also the convener of a youth empowerment conference in Africa, Thinkation. Prior to his foray into full-time youth development and mentorship, Ubong King worked as the Chief Executive Officer, Protection Plus Securities Limited.

Ubong King
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Born
Ubong Thompson King

(1972-08-22)22 August 1972
Died26 December 2020(2020-12-26) (aged 48)
EducationFederal Government College, Lagos
University of Calabar
Occupation(s)Business consultant, Security expert, Motivational speaker.
Websiteubongking.com

He was a frequent speaker at various seminars, conferences and workshops in Nigeria and across Africa as a result of his passion for youth development and the economic liberation of Africa as a continent.

Early life and educationEdit

Ubong King was born in Lagos State. He obtained his Senior Secondary School Certificate from the Federal Government College, Ijanikin, Lagos. King then proceeded to the University of Calabar, where he studied Agriculture Education.[1]

CareerEdit

Ubong King began his career as a volunteer guard in the protocol department of the church he was attending at the time. King also worked as a consultant in a piggery, before venturing into the security industry. King went on to start Protection Plus Security Limited.[2][3]

King facilitated and spoke at leadership and management retreats within and outside Nigeria.[1]

In 2018, the Ubong King Foundation convened the maiden edition of 'Thinkation'- a platform to encourage productivity among the youth demography in Nigeria.[4][5]

He was a recipient of the 2016 African Child Prize for ‘Integrity Security Intelligence’ by the African Child Foundation and one of the few recipients of the Star Award in Maritime Security by Crime reporters Association of Nigeria (CRAN). He was a former Chairman of the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS), Lagos Chapter.[citation needed]

He had several certifications and was an alumnus of the prestigious Lagos Business School where he graduated from the Executive Management Program (MSMP 47) and was elected class president and a serving member of the Governing Council of the school. He also attended the Brazilian business experience course in Brazil and an Executive Master’s Program in Business Administration from the Metropolitan School of Business and Management. He was a Fellow of the Institute for Government, Research, Leadership, technology where he was schooled in Corporate Conference and Strategic Management. He was a member of the Nigeria-German Business Association. He actively participated in the Poland-Africa Business forum. [3][1] He was a former chairman of The American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS) International Chapter 206, Lagos Nigeria.[6][7]

Personal lifeEdit

King was reported dead in the early hours of 26 December 2020, after testing positive for COVID-19.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Education: The way out of poverty in Nigeria — Ubong King". Vanguard NG. Retrieved 4 August 2019.
  2. ^ "King: Only a holistic approach to security will engender safe schools". Guardian NG. Retrieved 4 August 2019.
  3. ^ a b "'Nigerian youths need mentors with values to become competitive'". Guardian NG. Retrieved 4 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Foundation Advocates Laudable Values to Productivity". ThisDay NG. Retrieved 4 August 2019.
  5. ^ "J.J. Rawlings, Omolewa Ahmed, others to speak at Thinkation 2018". Guardian NG. Retrieved 4 August 2019.
  6. ^ "School's protection, terrorism top global security discourse". The Nation NG. Retrieved 4 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Chapter Directory". The American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS) International. Retrieved 4 August 2019.
  8. ^ "Ubong King Biography : Wetin di motivational speaker, business consultant Ubong King reveal about imsef for 'My story' video before he die" (in Nigerian Pidgin). BBC. 27 December 2020. Retrieved 12 May 2021.

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