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Wale Tinubu wows at Afreximbank 2022

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The Group Chief Executive, Oando Plc., Mr Adewale Tinubu, on Thursday in Cairo, Egypt, addressed the ongoing meeting of the African Export-Import Bank, Afreximbank, where he spoke on “Catalyzing the Economic Transformation Power of Sub-Sovereigns in the AfCFTA Era.”

Tinubu spoke on the need to support the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises within the framework of the African Free Trade Agreement, an initiative of the African Export-Import Bank, aimed at accelerating the process of diversifying African trade.

Oando Plc., is a gold sponsor of this year’s Afreximbank meeting.

More than 3,000 high-level banking, governmental, and international personalities are participating in the meeting,  organized by the Central Bank of Egypt in cooperation with Afreximbank.

In the audience were central bank governors, African heads of government and ministers, and representatives of international and regional organizations led by the United Nations, the African Union, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund, among others.

The four-day meeting included the holding of 30 plenary and main sessions, in addition to two exhibitions on the main programmes and initiatives to diversify the African trade for better results.

Blessed with persuasive language, Tinubu does not give public speeches everyday, but the dexterity with which he delivered his address showed his great grasp of development in international business and trade..

The Oando boss was able to wow the audience by his presentation that also showed that the continent of Africa does not lack talents who can hold their heads high anywhere in the world.

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”Your mentorship, humility, and resilience was exemplary” Oando Boss, Wale Tinubu Mourns Barkindo

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The Group Chief Executive, Oando Plc, Jubril Adewale Tinubu, has mourned the death of H.E. Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, the Secretary General of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC.
Tinubu said Barkindo’s death has robbed him of a good friend.
He wrote: “We had many conversations and speeches together  yesterday but this wasn’t one of them.
“The most profound reminder of the fragility of life is death.
“You were a good man who lived a great life. Y
“I still can’t believe the news, but Allah knows best. Till we meet again my good friend.”
Barkindo died at about 11pm on Tuesday, 5th July 2022.
His death confirms the old saying of a thin line separating life from death. But once that line is crossed, the gulf created becomes as large as an ocean, and so treacherous that it’s impossible to cross back.
The sad incident of the death of H.E. Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo has again brought to the fore what difference a few hours coiuld make between life and death.
Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo was among other top and eminent personalities that delivered speeches at the ongoing 21st Nigeria’s Oil and Gas conference in Abuja . His speech earned him a standing ovation.
Unfortunately, the technocrat died of heart attack hours after he was honoured by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa.
A former managing director of the NNPC,  Barkindo was appointed OPEC Secretary-General in 2016. He was the fourth Nigerian to hold that position and the 28th person in the role overall.
He was GMD of the NNPC between 2009 and 2010.
He was 63 years old.

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Oando Boss, Wale Tinubu’s Finesse at NOG 2022

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Group Chief Executive, Oando Group, Mr. Wale Tinubu, today, Tuesday addressed the ongoing National Oil and Gas conference in Abuja. He is among other top shots in the oil and gas industry that will  address the august gathering.

In his characteristic manner the brilliant oil guru mesmerised the audience with his expertise and finesse that earned him deafening applause.

Oando is the Platinum sponsor of NOG Conference 2022.

Other speakers at the event are: Secretary General, OPEC, H.E. Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, Minister of Industry, Trade & Investment, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade & Investment
Federal Republic of Nigeria, Otunba Niyi Adebayo, Honourable Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Timipre Sylva, Commission Chief Executive, Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission, Engr Gbenga Komolafe, Chairman-Board of Directors, NNPC, Sen. Margery Chuba Okadigbo, Chief Operating Officer
Oando Energy Resources, Dr. Ainojie ‘Alex’ Irune, among others.

Over the last 20 years, Nigeria’s oil and gas industry has been gathering top echelons in the industry including presidents, ministers, heads of government agencies and CEOs annually to discuss major issues, challenges and policies in the sector which is the major economic backbone of the nation.

The conference has as theme: “Funding the Nigerian energy mix for sustainable economic growth,” and ends on Thursday.

The arrival of the global pandemic led to a disparity in supply and demand for hydrocarbons, a drop in oil price and an economic crisis of unprecedented magnitude.

Oil continues to be one of the major sources for power generation. However, increasing global investment into cleaner sources of energy, volatility of oil price and the awaited clarity on the legislative framework for oil and gas production in Nigeria all highlight the need for a more diverse energy mix.

The NOG Strategic Conference will review Nigeria’s positioning within the evolving global energy landscape, with a focus on emerging opportunities to transform her energy industry through robust legislation, technology and innovation, in-country capacity development and actualize energy sufficiency targets:

The Oando CEO usually leaves his watchers and admirers enthralled by his articulation and aplomb. He is graceful in his fine grasp of business intricacies, with a very strong sense of deep erudition in discussions, especially in the area of  oil and gas as well economic development in Nigeria. Also, he  has deep fountain of knowledge and a shining light in the business firmament.

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Let’s Partner to Transform  The Niger Delta into a Massive Agricultural Hub – Al Humphrey Onyanabo, CEO Majestic Agricultural Hub, pleads

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As the current political dispensation slowly winds down, key state actors in the Niger Delta have been advised to consider transforming the oil rich region into a Massive Agricultural Hub in view of the dwindling fortunes from crude oil sales and it’s effect on the economy of the nation.
Speaking to Reporters, Mr Al Humphrey Onyanabo, CEO of Majestic Farms and Good Processing Co. Ltd, promoters of the Majestic Agricultural Hub project sais,
” Our region and indeed Nigeria needs to have a total rethink about food security and economic survival. By 2030 zero emission will be adopted by the major world powers which means oil will no longer be needed to power machinery and vehicles as they transmit to alternative energy and electric cars. It will be a disaster if we are caught napping. We must therefore wake up and find alternative sources of survival, Agriculture is a viable option and the transition can happen fast if action is taken now.”
Mr Onyanabo further said,
” we have made attempts in the past with successive regimes in the Niger Delta and across Nigeria to partner with us to set up massive integrated farms in their regions . As another circle of politiking commences, we resume our appeal to key actors in the political space to partner with us to transform the Niger Delta into an agricultural hub”.
How It Will Work
Mr Al Humphrey Onyanabo revealed that The Majestic Agricultural Hub, a developmental project, the first of its kind in the country, shall comprise of a network of integrated state – of- the- art farms spread across different states interconnected   with their host communities through a vast web of ‘Partnership Farms’ operated by youths and women and cooperatives where output is channeled through a central storage and processing system that assures them of a regular income unaffected by the vagaries of market forces year round. He also said,
” The HUB, shall supply them with improved seedlings, farming implements and teach improved farming techniques to help them improve their yields.
The Majestic Agricultural Hub will play a big brother role to galvanize farming activities throughout the  region into one huge year round enterprise that profits and prospers all”.
He also said,
“Most importantly, the HUB will ensure that our men, women and youth interested in farming stay back in the villages to pursue their dreams knowing they do not really miss much by coming to overcrowded city centers.
The Majestic Agricultural Hub will re-enforce backward integration and we are consumed with the vision that the future of our great country rests on our people going back to the land.
“We therefore see ourselves as partners for development in helping to provide food security and jobs for local people, both skilled and unskilled, where ever we operate. We harbor a deep seated and abiding faith in the Nigerian entrepreneurial spirit and the ability of Nigerians to excel at every given tasks or venture”.
 The benefits of the project for every state  are myriad.
  The HUB he revealed ,will create over 200,000 jobs in three years for both skill and unskilled workers per state. Thousands of jobs will also be created through the second degree marketing of our products. Furthermore, there will be vast openings for transporters, food sellers, and artisans in the state such as carpenters, painters, bricklayers, electricians etc and such ancillary service providers as advertising and. The HUB will open a flood of opportunities into each state where the hub is located like never before that will directly affect the masses.
”  We will set up a local fabrication yard to encourage entrepreneurs’ have access to affordable   industrial machinery built locally and fixed locally.
 “We will set up technical training centers to train youths in specific technical vocations that will ensure they will have up to date technical skills.
 Part of our rural integration scheme will be keeping our employees in our various farms feeling fully at home where they work. We shall commence the development of a 100 bungalow housing estate for each hub.
” Each of our housing estates will have a day care, nursery/primary school, a general sports and recreation center, veterinary clinic and a Health Centre for staff and our host communities”.
Speaking further the Chief Executive said all they require from a partner state or community or local government is land, security and an enabling environment for an enterprise to thrive,
“Each hub will be about 20,000 hectares either in one location or scattered across four local governments or communities. We will provide in totality the  finance for take off, equipments and technology and the also foreign technical assistance modern farming methods which will be passed on to our youths. Each Hub shall be superintended by a  Special Purpose Vehicle,SPV, with all stakeholders accommodated”

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