Obat Oil and Gas MD, Femi Obateru’s Humility


As son of His Imperial Majesty, the Olugbo of Ugbo, Oba Fredrick Akinrutan Obateru, Femi has blue blood. By providence, he is s born with the proverbial silver spoon in his month and enjoys a privileged position in the society.

But quite unlike many in his class, Femi, aka Omo’ba Pataki, is simple to a fault. He is humility personified. He does not shy away from attributing his humility to the lessons he learnt from his father. Besides, one can say that he has also imbibed the sense in the words of a popular philosopher and theologian, Saint Augustine, who said: ‘’It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.”

Though he is misunderstood by some individuals, he sees wealth and riches as God’s blessings, which must be used to uplift humanity.

Blessed with managerial skill, Femi, who is the head honcho of Obat Oil and Gas, has helped repositioned the company to an enviable height, ranking it as one of the biggest upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas conglomerate in Africa.

No wonder, even though he quietly jetted out of the country to the United States of America a few days to his 41st birthday to celebrate with his wife and kids, his friends, family members and well-wishers flooded their social media timeline to celebrate him.

He was said to have attended a church thanksgiving service the following day to show appreciation to his Creator for sparing his life.