An Abuja-based real estate firm, Webmark Group, has given back to society through its customers and subscribers, urging Nigerians to rather invest their money in Land-banking to avoid uncertainty in the value of Naira and other currencies.
Naira, among other currencies around the world, is faced with instability in the recent times.
Speaking in Abuja during its 2023 Customers Appreciation Dinner to mark its end of the year activities, Managing Director of the firm, Olapeace Ogunfile, said investment in Land-banking has proven to be reliable and appreciative over the years.
According to Ogunfile, buying the future now is essential, using the right tools, adding that Webmark estate services was the place to go.
“Bank your money into acquiring lands that will yield better ‘Return On Investment’ (ROI) in the shortest time.
“When we talk about land banking, it means instead of you saving your money in the bank, you put it in land. You invest it by buying a land. Over the time, currencies all over the world, especially in Nigeria has shown not to be reliable, but the only thing that does not depreciate in value is land. So, instead of you keeping certain amount of money that does not generate significant interest why not invest in buying land and see what you will have in return in a space of certain time.
“So, land banking is a great idea I advise people to invest into. We (Webmark group) have land in Nasarawa state, we have land in Lokoja, Kogi State, and so on. Lokoja is the next thing that’s happening in Nigeria, some people might not know what is going on there now but it is a fact that it is a place to have land.”
Aside Land-banking, the Webmark MD said the firm was also into land trading and the firm currently has land in Lugbe and Kuje areas of Abuja, among others.
Speaking on the need to give back to the society, chairman of the Webmark Group, Alhaji Manigi Jubril, described the company’s story as one of resilience, determination and creativity, adding that from a little beginning, “Webmark has successfully diversified into capacity-building and foundation giving back to society.
“Our business model is very simple, not complex; it is about seize, it is about efficiency and service delivery. The intention of the Webmark is to carve a niche for ourselves in customer loyalty, in delivery as promised and in keeping to our words. And we want to assure our customers that we are unwavering in keeping these promises.”
Also, in her remarks, the Director of Webmark Empowerment Foundation, Mrs Alukwe Ugochinyere, said the event was organised to celebrate, create awareness about mental health, and appreciate their customers who have invested via the estate services and consults.
Ugochinyere said: “Foundation is the avenue to give back and to empower the communities where they are doing businesses by way of training, empowerment programmes and leadership skills.”
She said some certain criteria were used in selecting those that were awarded in 2023 to give them a boost and to encourage others to do more.
While testifying to the credibility of Webmark group, some of the speakers at the event said they got satisfaction in their dealings with the firm.
Two staff of the National Productivity Centre, Mrs Hauwa Umar and Mr John Egwa, attested to the principles of transparency, accountability, trust, reliability, dependability and straight forwardness of the staff and members of the organization, adding that ever since they started doing business with Webmark, they have never regretted it.