It is often said that to succeed in the African oil and gas sector, you must have the heart of Hercules, the fearlessness of Achilles and the grace of Terpsichore, just like the proverbial cat with nine lives, Wale Tinubu, who has just bounced back to his usual winning ways.
To say that the Lagos State-born Wale is a big player in the oil and gas industry is like stating the obvious. In fact, he has emerged a shining star in the business firmament. The lawyer-turned-businessman plies his trade in such a way that makes many of his competitors green with envy. Indeed, he enjoys uncommon grace, so much that he now sits atop a multi-billion naira conglomerate with various subsidiaries in oil and gas, properties and so many other businesses scattered around the world. The man referred to as King of African Oil has continued to show his wizardry, despite the decline in the oil business around the globe. The Group Chief Executive Officer, Oando Plc, a Pan-African multinational energy corporation, has proven to be one business magnate with outstanding survival instincts. In the views of some observers, Tinubu’s continued relevance nay staying power should provoke some careful study by aspiring entrepreneurs or even established ones, especially in the Nigeria’s inclement business environment. However, if the information at our disposal is anything to go by, then, bespectacled Wale Tinubu may have stooped not only to conquer his world but to also shame his critics, as his leading oil and gas company has just completed a mind-blowing building known as The Wings Office Complex. It was gathered that his company, Oando, commenced the construction of the building few years ago and it gulp up to $192 million dollars. The eye-popping and architectural masterpiece strategically located on Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue Victoria Island, Lagos will now serve as the company’s corporate head office, after its official opening next Tuesday.