Lagos SSG, Tunji Bello’s Hospitality
Last Saturday, the Secretary to the Lagos State Government, Tunji Bello, showed the world that he could go to any length to make his children happy in life with all that God has given him. His fatherly love came to the fore during the wedding of his daughter, Temitope to her heartthrob, Adeniyi, at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, City of David, Victoria Island. The wedding train later moved to Landmark Event Centre, Lekki, Lagos, for reception. The guests were wowed with Bello’s sense of hospitality, as they were treated to continental, Chinese and local delicacies and expensive wines. Eminent Nigerians led by the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo and the Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, gathered to honour the SSG and his wife.
Louise Hay said: “That’s the way life works: gratitude and appreciation just bring more goodness. Remember, everything we give out comes back. Gratitude has all sorts of little, surprising rewards.’’ Those that have come across the Chairman of Aiteo Oil and Gas attested to the fact that he is indeed a good man that would never leave his fellow man in distress. Today the good deeds are paying off with good rewards. Last week at the gala to round off the Nigeria Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibitions that held in Abuja, Aiteo group was declared Indigenous Oil and Gas Company of the Year.
The event organised by London-based CWC Group and now in its 18th edition, the NOG is Nigeria’s most prestigious annual oil and gas industry event which draws key players across the Nigerian Energy sector. It is a viable platform for networking, sharing ideas, and exploring new opportunities and innovations in the industry. This year, hundreds of industry professionals were gathered from both the public and private sectors. Dignitaries at the conference included the Secretary-General of OPEC; Dr. Sanusi Barkindo, Nigeria’s Minister of State for Petroleum Resources; Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Dr Maikantu Baru, and Chief Executives of major oil and gas companies operating in Nigeria. While responding to the award, Peters attributed the company’s emergence as the indigenous Oil and Gas Company of the Year to the depth of its human resources, and sustainable investments in the industry, and the Nigerian economy. In the Corporate Social Responsibility arena, Aiteo gives back to the local communities in which it operates through grants and donations, seed capital and philanthropy. It has also supported several social investment projects, including special focus on supporting the study of Engineering in host communities and sports.
Spyglass also gathered that the billionaire last week dusted the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) when A Federal High Court in Abuja ordered the immediately release of his two seized London properties on the grounds that the said properties legitimately belong to him.