THE I.T PATH

Hospitality 9ja - - Table Of Contents - Cham­pi­oning the Niche De­part­ment -Musa Sadiq

Musa Sadiq, is pos­si­bly one of the prodi­gious ho­tel sec­tored IT pow­er­houses out of Nige­ria. Cur­rently with less than 7 years of ex­pe­ri­ence and a ton of am­bi­tion. The 27 year old has worked his way up to Man­age­rial re­spon­si­bil­i­ties, con­quer­ing Hotels in Nige­ria, Sierra Leone and now Fu­jeirah in the United Arab Emi­rate. A com­puter whiz from an early age, he has al­ways been fas­ci­nated by com­puter and gad­gets. Right out of Sec­ondary school he started nd­ing his way in the IT world by opt­ing to study with Kar­rox, one of the lead­ing IT in­sti­tu­tions in Nige­ria. He be­gan his IT ca­reer in Novem­ber 2009 as an IT Agent for Protea Hotels, G.R.A. Ikeja and later moved to Vic­to­ria Is­land’s Protea Hotels La­gos. He later joined Rezi­dor’s rst ho­tel brand in Nige­ria – Radis­son Blu Anchorage Ho­tel as IT per­son­nel in 2011 where he quickly be­came known for his prow­ess in pro­vid­ing tech­ni­cal so­lu­tions wher­ever the need arises. This came to bear when the Rezi­dor brand made to open the Radis­son BLU Mammy Yoko Ho­tel in Freetown, Sierra Leone and he was taken in to man the tech­ni­cal­i­ties of ho­tel open­ing and op­er­a­tions. Ev­ery­thing from sys­tem pur­chase to congu­ra­tion, test­ing, Go-live, doc­u­men­ta­tion, and sup­port beck­oned his rapt at­ten­tion and none was spared. This was his most chal­leng­ing pe­riod yet and it served to prove him com­pe­tent and worth ev­ery inch. In his words “...still my most ap­pre­ci­ated mem­ory. At the end of it all, the sat­is­fac­tion is re­ally awe­some. To look back and see the ac­com­plish­ment, that feel­ing is just amaz­ing.” He quickly joined the Fu­jeirah brand of the Radis­son Blu Ho­tel, man­ag­ing the IT De­part­ment Re­cently mar­ried, and now an ex­pec­tant fa­ther, the mil­len­nial is de­ter­mined to con­quer the IT world in its full­ness with­out the di­versication that is com­mon among ho­tel in­dus­try prac­ti­tion­ers, who tar­get the GM sta­tus, although he sees him­self tak­ing a dip in the pool of nance some­time soon. His nal word: “The in­dus­try is a won­der­ful one. With loads of op­por­tu­ni­ties. How­ever, to suc­ceed in any in­dus­try re­quires sacrice, pas­sion for which­ever eld one chooses; hard work and zeal to give more and be more. Only then will you ex­cel and suc­ceed.”

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