Pelican Valley Nigeria Limited is set to partner with the community of Ijebu Igbo in Ogun State to drive development among the youths.
The Chief Executive Officer, Pelican Valley Nigeria Limited, Babatunde Adeyemo, noted this during the visit of the Bejeroku of Oke Agbo, Ijebu Igbo, Oba, Stephen Adeleke Adekoya.
During the visit, Adekoya described Adeyemo as a beacon of hope and charged him to use his vision, impressive achievements, and experience in the real estate business to restore hope in Nigerian youths.
Oba Adebajo, who noted that hope is what keeps life going, said that at this critical time of the nation’s economic trajectory, hope is an essential ingredient needed to stay on the right course and navigate safely.
He expressed satisfaction with all the experiences and knowledge shared during the tour and voiced his readiness to partner with the Pelican Valley to bring development to his domains.
The monarch said, “Anytime you see me in this element, that I’m truly and genuinely happy, I’m always turned on when I see people doing something differently and achieving uncommon results. I think such has been an experience with Pelican Valley. In the last three hours, we have been moving around some of your estates in the capital city of Ogun State.
“So, Adeyemo could go to an institution, it could be a one-off programme in a year, look at all our institutions within Abeokuta and Ogun State, pick the town Planners, architects, and engineers, and take them around, let them know it is an engagement and opportunity to ask questions to let them see how you did it and how you started, what gave you the vision, how you developed the vision and how you had the opportunity of taking easy money to start, which would have become a challenge probably intractable challenge and how you avoided it through advice by somebody whom you can also regard as a financial mentor now.
“When I mentioned the knowledge gap which I believe is the missing gap either at the government level, individual level, or at the institutional level. Yes, we have vast land that is there and my own take-off point is, ‘How do we develop it?’ I started the discussion with my brother and I told him that for all our children abroad and diaspora, can’t we create an estate that we can name Diaspora Estate or Ijebu Diaspora Estate? ,“ he asked.
Speaking on the visit of the Royal father, the CEO, Pelican Valley Nigeria Limited, Adeyemo, who expressed pleasure over the visit, described the traditional ruler as an extremely good listener and one of the most cerebral traditional rulers he had ever met.
He said, “Kabiyesi is one of the most cerebral and good listeners I have met in recent times, you see, I don’t often tell people about my life stories and how integrity, goodwill, creativity, and fiscal discipline can squeeze water out of the rocks, because I often sound like a motivational speaker, so, nowadays, I feel the best way to inspire is to let the people see for themselves and judge.
“I don’t really like motivational speakers, realtors, or politicians who don’t speak with direct references or tangible evidence, talk is always cheap. Show us what you have done and use them as reference points. That is why we don’t do aggressive marketing, adverts, or sales promotion at Pelican-Valley; we speak to clients through continuous value-adding and developmental projects in our various Estates,”Adeyemo disclosed.