JUBRIL Adewale Tinubu, Group Chief Executive Officer, Oando Plc belongs to that rare breed of men who possess the ability to consistently do more than they say. If he promises you a hill, better be sure you're getting a mountain. For years, he's sailed untroubled in the entrepreneurial ocean, navigating numerous business boats with grace and nouse of veteran captain.
A man of no mean repute whose achievements can be composed into a platinum album, Tinubu beams with the glow of perpetual investors' confidence in a clime notorious for its herculean business climate. He perches atop oil and gas giant Oando like a majestic eagle. Vigilant-eyed and sharp-nosed, Tinubu stands tall among the few Nigeria's businessmen that can rub shoulders with other top businessmen around the globe as he commands respect in the world business sector. He has succeeded in engraving his name in the hearts of the generality of his compatriots.
No wonder, when a man with such phenomenal achievements celebrates his birthday, not a few but all would want to share in his joy.
As this oil and gas whizkid clocks 53 today, June 26, many are expected to share in his joy. The reason is the 'birthday boy' means so many things to so many people in and outside the country. Just as Diamonds are uncommon stones, same as Tinubu who is also a rare gem and a great man, who sees wealth as divine from the creator. Like some of his peers, he found a befitting seat on the Forbes list as one of the most industrious, influential, and wealthy men in Africa. His fans, friends, and associates are expected to celebrate him to high heavens today.
If you think the birthday was all about merriment, you are wrong! Instead of throwing money around for celebration, the businessman prefers spending on philanthropy, our source disclosed. The shrewd businessman would not be rolling out the drum for the birthday. Apart from COVID-19 that prevents parties, the GCEO does not really believe in birthday celebration instead he is dedicating today for what he knows how to do best; the act of giving, as we gathered, he is dedicating it to the less privileged. As he has so much belief in the deathless quote of Andrew Carnegie 'Wealth is not to feed our egos but to feed the hungry and to help people help themselves'.
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