With barely one month to the end of the year, the global consensus is that 2020 is a lost year. The devastation of Covid-19 on the global economy, aside from the monumental human lives claimed by the pandemic, and the disruption to social life marked 2020 as a year of bad memories.
But the Managing Director and CEO of Teczo Real Estate, Ejiobi Charles Chibuike, also known as Obaego, has avowed that there is a lot to be thankful for in the year.
“The fact that we are still alive is something to all living souls to be thankful for,” he mused.
Where others are looking at the year ahead with trepidation, Obaego is full of optimism.
“History has shown that each time the world suffered a setback, humanity invariably bounced back stronger; and usually after a bust, what follows is a boom,” he explained.
Speaking further, he underscored the fact that the global lockdown forced businesses to think outside the box. “We have seen how businesses made innovative use of social media to the point that certain businesses were able to get back on their feet after a few months.”
On how the coronavirus pandemic affected his business, Obaego said: “Some months ago, every business was shut down; since no one was travelling around the world, and no one was trading foreign exchange, my forex business, Teczo Forex Bureau was grossly affected. While the world was thinking of survival, no one was buying houses, so my real estate business was on standstill. At the same time, no one was moving about, hence, no one was interested in buying cars, so Teczo Autos too was affected.”
Obaego added: “Nonetheless, I am not perturbed because I know there will be a boom in 2021 when the world begins to recover its lost dynamics. So a smart businessman should be preparing for that period of recovery instead of lamenting over his losses.”