Nigeria’s foremost pan African real estate company has compensated 10 of its staff who has spent ten years with the organization with mansions gift.
The real estate company did this as part of activities marking its 10th anniversary and a give back to staff that had spent well over ten years with the organization and compensation of their contribution towards the growth of the real estate company over the years.
In his speech while addressing the occasion that took place in one of the real estate’s locations in Manhattan Park and gardens where the houses were built, the Group Managing Director, Aare Adetola Emmanuelking has this to say;
“First of all, let me on behalf of the Management and Board send you the sincerest thanks. To the dignitaries in our midst and all guest; I give a warm welcome to this Landmark event.
On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of our beloved company, I want to spend time recalling the past, my biggest feeling is: enthusiasm and dream are the greatest asset and Standing on the stage of the 10th Anniversary celebration, I am deeply touched & emotional, remembering the time when I decided to take up this monumental challenge to start my own business, with the 3 key ingredients at my disposal; my seed investment of 200,000, the unflinching support of my amiable wife; Olori Aderonke EmmanuelKing and the most critical element the blessing of God the Father.
I appreciate all the dignitaries present on this occasion, my special greeting goes to His Royal Highness, the Emir of Uke kingdom Alhaji Abdullah Hassan, Hon. Engr. Muhammad Idris, Honourable Commissioner of Works and Housing, Hon. Auwal Modibbo, Aspirant House of Representative, Honourable Haruna Nalado, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on ICT, Hajia Halimat Bawa Special Assistant to the President on Community Engagement, Alh. DIKKO Bala former International Maritime Organization Representative London. Represented and Alh. Ahmed Habu Gumel.
And so, I headed off with sheer faith and the wind of grace backing us up; We started with ONE staff in the person of my humble self, this 1 staff went out and got 4 more on the very first day of opening on Monday, February 7th, 2012, These 5 went out and multiplied themselves by inviting more people to join this wonderful family and by the end of our very first year in business, we had about 70 to 80 staff; and in barely 10 years, look what we have achieved, with a staff strength of over 3,000 staff we have been able to successfully multiply ourselves; so now, imagine what can be done in another 10 years, with more products, better technology, & greater investment in our people.
People remain at the center of what we do both our clients and most especially our staff; you all know what is said about charity, it begins from home that is why we take great pleasure as a company is not just celebrating our people but also growing with them;
Going down memory lane; one of my longest-serving staff had a housing challenge and approached me for a loan and whilst she was narrating her ordeal, the Holy Spirit was also speaking to me; and at that time, I had 2 houses and I was moved to gift her the first personal house I had ever built for myself and we all know the emotions tied up with such property is.
And so I obeyed and gifted the 4 bedroom detached duplex which was worth 55Milion Naira as at then now valued at over 80 Million Naira; & SO today, to celebrate our decade Marines the incredible 10 still standing from the beginning, we will be gifting 8 houses each worth 24 Million Naira to all 8 of us today, DGSM Fisayo Oloruntoba has been gifted a detached 4 bedroom house in Treasure Park and Gardens, Resort and Estates Simawa while mine has also been gifted.
Also attached to these gifts are cash rewards in millions to help in the furnishing of their various houses. This is a token to appreciate your loyalty & tenacity; We can attest that these qualities are not easy to come by in the times we find ourselves.
A Hundred people started with us at the end of the first year and now, 10 years later; 10 are still standing so on behalf of the management; I celebrate you and is to further state that up till date; the care of our people remains at the core of what we do and Today is no exception as we take out time to celebrate our Incredible Decade Marines.
Finally, I want to use this opportunity to charge the decade marines, Will you grow to become the SCORE MARINES? that is, will I still celebrate you when this organization celebrates two decades? Challenge yourselves to be here for the next decade, bigger, better, and higher in position and impact.
Challenge yourselves to pass these qualities and gestures forward. Where you can, celebrate people; when the opportunity presents itself do not hesitate to be sacrificial, let us collectively determine to make the world around us a better place and so, It Is my great pleasure to state with so much pride and joy in my heart that I have had the opportunity to work with these incredible colleagues here for ten years; what a privilege it is to serve with you. Without any further ado, Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you our incredible decade Marines.”
The real estate company uses the opportunity of the anniversary to appreciate all its customers and reiterates its effort to make incredible housing affordable to every Nigerian.
Otunba Gbenga Daniel flags off free eye care programme in Ogun East
Senator Gbenga Daniel, representing Ogun East at the National Assembly, on Monday, 16th October, flagged off a free eye care programme for residents of his senatorial district.
Over a thousand people from the nine local government areas of Ogun East Senatorial District are scheduled to benefit from the first phase of the three-day programme which kicked off simultaneously at the Akarigbo Royal Hall, Ita-Oba, Sagamu and Imowo Hall, Ijebu Ode on Monday morning.
The programme medical outreach is also billed for other locations in Ijebu Igbo and Ogun Waterside on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively.
This health initiative fully funded by Senator Daniel, a former governor of Ogun State, is coming barely three months after he similarly launched a multimillion-naira interest-free Microcredit Scheme for petty traders and artisans in the senatorial district.
The free eye care programme with the theme, “Elimination of avoidable blindness in Ogun East,” is organised by the Gateway Front Foundation (GFF) in collaboration with Eye Foundation Hospital.
Some of the services to be offered at the programme include free eye tests, free eye screening, free drugs and free medicated glasses.
Speaking ahead of the programme, Senator Daniel stated that it was consistent with his mission to advance humanitarian causes and make life more pleasant for the people of Ogun State.
He expressed hope that many more lives will be impacted through the health outreach and treatment of different cases of eye ailments.
According to him, good sight will enhance the mental and psychological well-being of his constituents and also improve their productivity.
Senator Daniel further restated his commitment to impactful legislation, responsive leadership and adequate representation towards bringing governance closer to the grassroots and deepening the dividends of democracy.
The lawmaker pointed out that he had already identified key areas requiring urgent legislative intervention and would specifically sponsor bills to address the strategic needs of people of the senatorial district.
While soliciting the continued support of his teeming constituents, he assured that he would use the National Assembly as a veritable platform to always promote their welfare.
Recall that the Gateway Front Foundation (GFF) was founded as a non-governmental organisation 20 years ago and has since been supporting community development, empowerment programmes, microcredits and scholarships throughout the length and breadth of Ogun State.
Oando Boss, Wale Tinubu Celebrates International Day of the Girl Child
The Group Chief Executive, Oando Plc., Mr. Wale Tinubu has joined millions of others across the globe to celebrate International Day of the Girl Child today, October 11, 2023.
According the statement made available the oil and gas merchant wrote:
‘’On International Day of the Girl Child, we celebrate the boundless potential of girls worldwide. I implore everyone to go beyond observing the day and pledge to empower the next generation of girls by providing them with the opportunities to thrive and foster a brighter, more inclusive future.
Amongst the many ways I support the girl child, I am most proud of Oando Foundation and our impact over the past 12 years. We have tailored interventions to ensure the rights of the girl child are protected by advocating for equality in access to quality education; in the process, positively impacting the lives of many young women.
Today, through the Adopt-A-School Initiative, Oando Foundation has mobilized and enrolled 21,687 out-of-school girls back to school, with a 72% transition rate into secondary education. Notably, girls account for 58% of the 1,153 Oando scholarship awardees.
I will continue to advocate for the girl child as investing in the girl child is investing in our common future’’
Many would will be aware that, Tinubu, is no doubt one of the champions of gender equality in Nigeria. While the African continent comes third after the United States and Europe, and first amongst other emerging regions in terms of women’s representation on boardrooms of top listed companies, some sectors are doing better than others. It was gathered that the billionaire businessman in the past had spoken in defense of women as well as the grudging refusal to empower women with leadership responsibilities and he is definitely walking the talking and leading the pack.
In what many observers have described as a paradigm shift, Tinubu’s leadership at Oando is currently seeing a surge in the number of women at its top echelon. As of today, 43 percent of the company’s workforce is female, compared to 22 percent across the industry. Of this, 33% of executive-level employees are female with the hope that its female representation on its board continues to grow.
The Laudable Munificence of Zaynab Otiti-Obanor
“Personally, I have always seen humanitarian work as part of everyone’s responsibility, I believe that we all can offer something to help another. To change the world is to first change our thought towards giving, and it has to be a collective movement’’
This has been the driving force behind Zaynab Otiti-Obanor.
The stylish woman is living up to her first name; Zaynab which means munificence. The equally gorgeous woman believes that regardless of where you are in life, there is something that you can offer, and that you mustn’t wait to be rich to be able to save the world.
For her, the act of generosity must first start from our willingness to develop a kind spirit.
This is where she derived the inspiration to start her foundation, Queen Zaynab Foundation.
As gathered, the Foundation has recorded tremendous success in the last few years since it was launched. She has tried in her own little way to set women in rural communities up in small businesses. The foundation has also given scholarships to kids from elementary levels to the university, giving aid to urgent needs of families, and rendered free medical care to few communities in need.
But wait for it, she has also done what many other NGOs haven’t done, by building solar powered systems to generate clean and safe water for many rural communities in Nigeria.
The dazzling damsel is also a global personality with keen interest for rural development and social entrepreneurship, which has inspired most of her investments and work in her recent contributions to urban development of rural areas.
In August 2017, during the UNGA week, she was awarded a ‘Humanitarian of the year’ by ‘Kechies Project,’ an organisation that concentrates on the girl child education that she has fiercely contributed towards.
The city of New Jersey, US, alongside the senate committee also presented her with an award, acknowledging her contributions to the betterment of Africa as well as bringing awareness to problems that plague women and children such as poverty, economic strife and illiteracy.
Her quest for development and peace birthed the ‘Arab African Economic Development Initiative’ (AAEDI). It was formed to promote and improve cultural and international relations between Arab countries in the Middle East and Africa. So far, 34 countries across both continents have become partners of the organisation, pledging their support along with their relevant ministries in their various governments.
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