Former Nigeria’s President, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, has called on African young men and women to emulate Nigerian businessman and owner of the luxury brand, ‘The Delborough Lagos’, Dr. Stanley Uzochukwu.
Jonathan made the call on Saturday at the grand opening of the ‘The Delborough Lagos’ in Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.
The former President said in his remarks, “Stanley came to see me when I was a President. When he interacted with me on his vision, I told him: ‘young man, with this your vision, I want to make young Nigerian billionaires and you should be one of them.’
“Somehow, it’s like a vision and he carried on with it and today he invited me to be here to commission this luxury brand.
“Stanley, you have done well! I appreciate what you’re doing. You are a good example of what we want our young men and women to do.
“In short, the whole world today is controlled by very young people. The economy today is not the one that you have to use your muscle but your brain.
“So, if you think positively, you can become the richest person in the world today. The multi-billionaires today in the world are below 40 and 45 years old.
“Stanley here is comfortable, providing jobs for people. He can move freely without looking at his back to see if Police or even SSS is following him.
“So we plead with our young boys; the brain you have, the level of intelligence you have that is making you to go through dubious ways to make money, that same brain and level of intelligence can make you make money positively and you will leave in decent society happily.
“Please, I want young Nigerians and Africans to emulate Stanley Uzochukwu! We are here because he is clean and is doing well creating jobs for people but not bringing image problems to this country,” he added.
Notable Nigerians at the inauguration ceremony included Lagos State governor, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu; a former Senate President and one-time Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator Anyim Pius Anyim; Emir of Kano, HRH Dr Aminu Ado Bayero; Obi of Onitsha Kingdom and the chairman of the The Delborough Board, HRM Igwe Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe.
Others were Olu of Warri, His Majesty Ogiame Atuwatse III; Chief (Dr) Mike Ozekhome (SAN); Prof Lilian Orogbo; Senator Daisy Danjuma, and other local and international dignitaries, too many to mention.