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How Businessman, Dr Ernest Azudialu Obiejesi’s Donation of Ultra-modern Building Brought Peace and Unity To Okija

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How Businessman, Dr Ernest Azudialu Obiejesi’s Donation of Ultra-modern Building Brought Peace and Unity To Okija

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s often said, the people we get along with, trust and feel simpatico with are the strongest links in our networks. Indeed,in a conscious and deliberate quest to institutionalize that culture of philanthropy that spurs him to do good deeds, Dr. Ernest Azudialu-Obiejesi, would rather spend his fortune on improving lives. He knows, however, that the world cannot be healed hurriedly on the knee. Thus, he eschews impatience and quick-fix solutions to societal problems. He desires neither typhoon nor tempest. He is content in his harbour to listen to the storm upon the rocks, if now and then by a lucky chance he can shelter someone from the wreck.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interestingly, however, noiseless but impactful philanthropy is the watchword of Dr Ernest Azudialu Obiejesi, Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of NESTOIL Group. He has mastered the art of spreading his wealth among kith and kin, and the next needy family on the block. His philanthropy is innate, a voluntary act that cannot be manufactured. He provides a wide range of social welfare programs with the intent to be the voice of those who desperately need help.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For his fellow Okija brethren straddling about 31 villages in Anambra State who used to move from one location to the other to have their town hall meetings, Dr Azudialu has stepped in once again to resolve that. Days back, he declared open the ultra-modern Obijackson Centre Lagos (Okija Town Union Building), Amuwo Odofin, Lagos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The well-appointed building, which will henceforth serve as the meeting point for all Okija people and would bring peace and unity to them, was declared open by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. According to the governor, “In Lagos, our strength lies in our diversity, and that is what sets us apart. We have created an enabling environment for people and businesses from all walks of life to thrive. Therefore, it was a pleasure to attend the commissioning of the OBIJACKSON CENTER (Okija Town Union Building) in Amuwo Odofin LGA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This center was built by my dear friend, Dr Ernest Nnaemeka Azudialu-Obiejesi OFR, Chairman/CEO of Obijackson Group and Foundation.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The donation of the building is coming barely a year after the billionaire businessman and his wife founded a school called Gonzaga Jesuit College in Okija, a co-educational institution whose goal is not just to educate, but to form people of depth – intellectually, spiritually, and psychologically; and form people who are open to change, who exercise aptitude for personal conversion and social transformation.

 

 

How Businessman, Dr Ernest Azudialu Obiejesi's Donation of Ultra-modern Building Brought Peace and Unity To Okija

Azudialu does all these under the auspices of the Obijackson Foundation established to tackle the issues of extreme poverty, illiteracy, hunger, and poor healthcare and make a real and measurable change in Eastern Nigeria and beyond. “The organisation is dedicated to improving the socio-economic well-being of the nation’s people through improved access to good quality education and healthcare in addition to cultural enrichment. Our intervention areas range from community development initiatives to food programmes to health schemes, the gemstone of which is the Obijackson Children’s Hospital in Okija, Anambra State,” he said.

It was also under the foundation that he built the the Obijackson Women and Children’s Hospital in Okija, which he has evolved into the foremost women & paediatric healthcare institution – the first of its kind in eastern Nigeria. The hospital, with state-of-the-art diagnostic, surgical and other equipment, has delivered hundreds of women. Patients who have no funds to pay for treatment are catered for by the Obijackson Foundation. Nobody has turned away from this hospital on account of their inability to pay their bills. Dr Azudialu says the sheer profile of the hospital and the impact in saving the lives of women and children across eastern Nigeria makes this project extremely humbling and fulfilling for him. The hospital directly employs about 100 locals. Hundreds more are indirect employees in the form of contractors and other service providers.

In his early 60s, Dr Azudialu’s Nestoil Group is a reference point in the oil and gas industry for its exceptional services in Pipeline Construction, Repairs and Maintenance, Fabrication and Pressure Vessel Manufacturing; Detailed Engineering Design and consultancy; Civil Construction Works as well as Dredging and Shoreline protection.

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Voice Of Influence Foundation Presents Christmas Outreach For widows, Elderly

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Voice Of Influence Foundation Presents Christmas Outreach For widows, Elderly

He who takes care of the widows and elderly is blessed! The voice of Influence Foundation has decided to put smiles on the faces of the widows and the elderly in Abule Egba, Lagos axis on the 22nd of December, 2022.

Voice Of Influence Foundation Presents Christmas Outreach For widows, Elderly

According to the founder of Voice Of Influence Foundation, Chief ( Mrs) Grace Adekanle, the move is to make comfort them and also to be a channel of joy to the widows and elderly ones who are mostly neglected by the society during the festive periods. She also stated that the foundation is a haven of love for the less privileged.

Olori Esther Benson, who is among the volunteers for the lofty project reaffirms their decision to make the Christmas outreach a merry hearts for widows and the Elderly. She urged everyone to support the foundation with gifts and cash for the project and be a blessing to the widows and elderly.

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Why Seyi Tinubu is not your usual silver spoon

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*Why Seyi Tinubu is not your usual silver spoon* By Mohammed Funsho Abdullahi.

I hate praise-singing or flattery because I believe they are traits and habits of sycophants. But every writer is also, by nature, a reporter; we always love to document our experiences, either good or bad. Hence, this piece is about my encounter with Seyi Tinubu, son of APC Presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. It is about what stood out for me and, of course, my general impression of the young, successful businessman.
Why Seyi Tinubu is not your usual silver spoon
Economist and author, Tope Fasua once narrated how Asiwaju Bola Tinubu sought him out after reading some of his commentaries on the article he (Asiwaju) had written about some economic policies. My path to Seyi followed a similar pattern. I had written an article in which I observed that Seyi was doing a good job of upholding his father’s legacy of human cultivation which, for me, has been the biggest secret of Asiwaju’s humongous political network and powerbase.
Why Seyi Tinubu is not your usual silver spoon
I sent a link to the writeup to one of the closest guys around Seyi Tinubu, who also happens to be a personal friend. He obviously shared the article with Seyi and requested him to see me when next he was in Abuja. He granted his request and when, on Tuesday, my friend confirmed that he was in town, he asked me to come with him to the ‘Youth House’ to meet a man I had always admired for his breathtaking and compelling entrepreneurial success in marketing communications, a sector I also happen to have more than a passing interest.
I am, by nature, an observer rather than a researcher. Most of my writings are personal commentaries on events and people. And having observed how deeply invested Seyi Tinubu had been in his father’s campaigns for the country’s topmost job, the Presidency, I had initially planned to write about how his active involvement in the electioneering process is changing the almost established narrative of children of politicians not joining political struggles.
With captions such as “Seyi Tinubu inaugurates youth campaign office in Kano,” “Seyi Tinubu leads one million man march for Tinubu,” “Seyi Tinubu plans youth engagement forum for Tinubu,” etc dominating newspaper headlines; then you know that when the story is written about those who make Asiwaju’s victory possible, none would arguably deserve more praises and commendation than his own son. Possibly for the first time in our nation’s political history, the biological son of a politician is joining the campaign fray, jettisoning  the ‘Ajebota’ practice of having children of political candidates hide away while others work their hearts out for the victory of their parents.
But beyond what is being reported in the media, what I saw on Tuesday at The Youth House clearly validated the claims Seyi made in some of his interviews, about working hard to be his own man, and how he was determined to create his own legacy and not tie himself to his “father’s apron.” I now know that those were not just mere talks. On that Tuesday, as I saw Seyi Tinubu working his hearts out, subjecting himself to a most hectic and grueling schedule and enjoying the thrill of the struggles of life which must have made his father into the accomplished political enigma he is today; I concluded that it would be most unfair for anyone to belittle the achievements of this hardworking man simply on account of his surname.
I am sure many of us must be familiar with stories of rich kids who are totally disinterested in their own progress, not to talk of those of others, parents or not. But Seyi is one of the few exceptions, he has shown that he has a large dose of fighting spirit in him, and he is working  hard to take charge of his life, fully secure in the knowledge that he is not responsible for what happened before he was born. He must have resolved not to let the judgements of others, about whether or not his success was a consequence of his family name, get him down.
In one of his recollections of the lessons he learnt from his parents, Seyi once told a reporter: “That’s how my dad raised us to be. We were all told from day one: once you are done with school, that’s all we can give you.” But in truth, Seyi did get more than a good education from his father, the Jagaban. He learnt the secret of loyalty cultivation and the benefit of investing in people.
As every good student of business and management should know, the best investment, one which yields the greatest return, is in people. This is the skill that is hardest to cultivate, but one which represents the greatest source of strength for every powerful individual; and one whose core foundation is the exclusive focus on what matters which, to most people, is their welfare and wellbeing.
It is said that for a leader to earn the loyalty of his followers, he must be able to show that if they (the followers) are ready to die for him, he would at least also be willing to faint for them. A leader focuses not so much on what matters to him as a person, but rather on what matters to those who follows him. By showing concern about the wellbeing of his followers, a leader is able to cultivate loyalty and dedication. This is one secret Seyi Tinubu has mastered.
I visited him the same day he arrived Abuja, so the crowd of people I saw was quite expected. There were quite a number of groups waiting to see him, aside those with individual appointments. The Youth House witnessed a beehive of activities on the day in question, and Seyi was obviously looking very tired and overworked. When it was my turn to see him, he first explained why the meeting would have to be brief, almost apologizing that he was filling sick. But in spite of the ‘crazy’ schedule he had ran for the day and the telling effect it was having on his physical appearance; Seyi still remember to ask me, after we were done talking, whether “everything was fine with me.” I couldn’t believe someone that stressed out, and who still had a lot of people waiting to see him, would care to know how someone was faring at that busy moment. I was impressed!
I left The Youth House with the impression that Seyi is, indeed, an unusual silver spoon kid. While most rich kids are brash and arrogant, Seyi is courteous, polite and friendly. He also has one of the strongest work ethics I have seen in any young man of my generation. No doubt, beyond his success as a politician, I believe Jagaban has done a wonderful job in the home front as well, raising a man like Seyi who treats every man with dignity while living a life of inspiration and meaning.

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SCOAN HOLDS FIRST THANKSGIVING CHURCH SERVICE ON SUNDAY

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SCOAN HOLDS FIRST THANKSGIVING CHURCH SERVICE ON SUNDAY.

 

SCOAN HOLDS FIRST THANKSGIVING CHURCH SERVICE ON SUNDAY.

 

 

 

The first thanksgiving church service commemorating the reopening of SCOAN for local and international members for worship after the passing of its founder, Senior Prophet TB Joshua holds on Sunday, December 4, 2022.

 

 

SCOAN HOLDS FIRST THANKSGIVING CHURCH SERVICE ON SUNDAY.

 

The founder passed on last year June 5, 2021 and the church did not reopen till December 5,2021 when the church commenced its usual Sunday services.

 

 

SCOAN HOLDS FIRST THANKSGIVING CHURCH SERVICE ON SUNDAY.

 

 

Though the church was not in operation as at the time the founder passed on, the man of God had insisted he would not reopen the church after the relaxation of Covid-19 pandemic insisting unlike other churches which started operating that he would wait for God’s directive regarding SCOAN reopening.

 

 

SCOAN HOLDS FIRST THANKSGIVING CHURCH SERVICE ON SUNDAY.

 

 

This Sunday, SCOAN members from different countries and continents are gathering to celebrate what the SCOAN leader Pastor Mrs Evelyn TB Joshua described as “God’s faithfulness, love, blessing, favour, mercy, salvation and triumph of His mission for mankind as given to His departed servant, Prophet TB Joshua.

 

 

 

 

Part of the activities lined up for the Thanksgiving Service, include a weeklong reaching out to the underprivileged, the sick, widows, disabled and motherless homes and the hungered in diverse forms being crowned with the Sunday Thanksgiving service.

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