THE GOVERNOR THAT WAS EXPELLED FROM SCHOOL
A onetime Governor Of Abia State Mr Orji Uzor Kalu despite academic set-backs while defending his right was dismissed from the university but later became a wealthy and successful businessman. Mr Orji Uzor Kalu went into business at the age of 19 after being expelled from the University of Maiduguri for participating in the ‘Ali Must Go’ riots against the then Education Minister.
While his colleagues who were also expelled took the school to court, he took a $35 (7000 Naira) loan from his mother and started trading commodities like palm oil, rice, sugar, salt and flour. He diversified into furniture manufacturing and transportation and became a millionaire in less than 2 years.
He hit the big time in the early 80s when the military government awarded him lucrative contracts to import and supply arms and ammunition to Nigeria’s military and defence forces.
Today, the former governor of Abia State is the Chairman of Slok Holding, a conglomerate with interests in shipping, banking, oil trading, manufacturing and the media.
Orji’s Life is a challenge to everyone, our success depends greatly on how we overcome the challenges that beset us in Life. Take every disappointment as a blessing and you will find success waiting for you..
FASHOLA’S GROWTH FROM A MERE BARRISTER TO A RENOWNED POLITICIAN.
There are many people who finish from law school and become barristers, but among this lot, Babatunde Raji Fashola has shown one can become anything in life if an excellent spirit is found in him or her. Babatunde Raji Fashola was born on June 28, 1963 in Lagos, Babatunde Fashola gained admission to study Law in the University of Benin, where he obtained Bachelor of Laws (LLB ) degree in 1987. He was called to the Nigeria Bar in November 1988 after going through the Nigerian Law School.
After his call to the bar, Babatunde Fashola engaged in private law practice for many years, and his excellence in advocacy occasioned his elevation to the position of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (S.A.N.).
Babatunde Raji Fashola has served the Lagos State Government in various capacities including: Member, State Tenders Board; Member, State Executive Council, Member, State Treasury Board, and Member, State Security Council.
Babatunde Raji Fashola was appointed Chief of Staff of the Governor of Lagos State. And because of an amazing life of good track record, In the year 2007, Babatunde Raji Fashola was elected the Governor of Lagos State.
He was again re-elected for a second tenure in the 2011 elections under the platform of the All Progressive Congress(APC).
How time Flies? He started as a Barrister but Today He is a Renowned and well respected Politician. It all boils down to determination and how well you do the little that is given to you today. Our Advice to Everyone is #StartSmallToday with the faith of a mustard seed, and you would soon be able to move mountains.Thinking of a great Achievement in life and in the business world, then Join our Online event; #StartSmallToday . To get more info on this event, click here START SMALL TODAY EVENT