Mr King, an indigene of Akwa Ibom State, is said to have died in hospital in Lagos on December 26.
His wife, Unyime, confirmed the report of Mr King’s passing in a Facebook post on Sunday.
“This is an open post to everyone just to respond to all who have tried to reach me that I’m unable to respond to because of the volumes of calls coming in.
“I will be unavailable for a while after this post so my children and I can process in private.
“All I want to say right now is that my everlasting date Ubong King has completed the short 48 years assignment that our Lord asked him to do and he’s at peace now,” Mrs King said in the post.
Mrs King said she needed some private moment with the kids, and, therefore, would not be available to respond to calls.
“I need to keep my mind strong so love me from a distance and pray for us all,” she said. “I can’t do RIP yet – maybe later. But the family and I are stable and God is in our corner.”
The late Mr King, who ran a flourishing security consultancy firm, spent most of his time visiting various Nigerian cities for speaking engagements to motivate young Nigerians.
Many of his friends and well-wishers have taken to social media to pay tribute to Mr King.
Who is Ubong King?
Ubong Thompson King was a business consultant and CEO of Protection Plus Services Limited (PPSL) and other fast growing subsidiaries. PPSL is a Corporate Security Services company, with headquarters in Lagos state.
Though a graduate of the University of Calabar, Cross Rivers State, Nigeria with a BSc. Ed in Agriculture, Mr King ventured into the security industry 22 years ago and excelled in various endeavours.
Aside running successful businesses, Mr King was revered more as a motivation speaker and mentored hundreds of young Africans to become financially independent in the face of dwindling economies.