Julius Rone goes spiritual for 50th birthday

Julius Rone goes spiritual for 50th birthday

Come Tuesday, June 25, Julius Rone, the Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer of UTM Offshore Limited, UTMOL, will be celebrating his 50

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Come Tuesday, June 25, Julius Rone, the Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer of UTM Offshore Limited, UTMOL, will be celebrating his 50th birthday, in a blaze of glory. In the build-up to the celebration of his joining the coveted club of quinquagenarians, his heart has been filled with joy; and everyone around him shares in his joy.

For the man famously called ‘The King of Gas,’ his 50th birthday, he considers this landmark birthday a once-in-a-lifetime event that signifies a huge milestone in his life. This is all the more reason he has chosen to not only pour out his mind in gratitude to God for lavishing His favours on him since birth, he wants his esteemed guests to join him in thanking God for a time well spent in the first half of his life on Monday June 24.

The venue for the thanksgiving will be The Redeemed Christian Church of God, FCT Province 1, Holy Ghost zone. Gospel acts pencilled down for the worship session include Oluwabamidele Adeeko aka Sensational Bamidele, Frank Edwards, Moses Bliss Steve Crown and Sikan Isong. A day after which is the birthday proper, Rone who has an infectious sense of hospitality, will be sparing no expense to fete family members, business associates, friends and employees on that day.

The day will not be all about eating continental dishes and sipping exotic drinks, as many of those whose paths have crossed his in life will use the occasion to pour encomiums on the man who is said to understand the spirit and letter of friendship. Rone has done well for himself since his UTM Offshore Limited was incorporated in July 2012, a situation that has always made him a subject of interesting discourse among his contemporaries and even competitors.

He made history when the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) issued his company the licence to establish the first floating Liquefied Natural Gas, LNG, production plant in the country. Even as fate has positioned him in a privileged position, Delta State-born Rone is still as humble as they come. In his inspiration struggles, he never fails to gladden the hearts of his beautiful wife and mother of his lovely kids, Utibe otherwise known as Yutee Rone.

For him, the journey to fame began when he worked as a Protocol Assistant at OMPADEC from 1995 to 2000 and later as a Protocol Assistant to a former Chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, between 2000 and 2008.