La­gos SSG, Tunji Bello’s Hos­pi­tal­ity

THISDAY - - SPY GLASS -

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.

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