Property merchant, Sir Olu Okeowo, the high boss of Gibraltar Construction is not one of your run-off-the-mill businessmen and in many ways, he has single handedly head and shoulders above several competitors in the construction as well as real estate industries. He is one of the few who run their businesses with human face.
The all white donning high chief has soared higher on the wings of his uncommon brilliance and business acumen to lift his business into the conscious of many across the continent of Africa, while the forgoing may not be news, especially to those who have been following his story with interest, although he is recognized as a businessman whose love for fellow human beings beggars description.
He seems to have entered a vow to be committed to the course of humanity; he can’t stand the sight of his fellow human being in distress or wants. For instance, the philanthropist per excellence was recently honoured with the Exemplary Philanthropist Award by the Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Akoka.
He is also said to be building a multi-million naira complex named Sir Olu Okeowo Building for Physiotherapy inside the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH and apart from this, the shrewd businessman is building a maternity centre in the heart of Lagos Island with world- class medical equipment that will be solely sponsored by him.
The Chairman, Community Development Association of Parkview, Lagos, Okeowo has also donated musical equipment, gifts and cash to several churches in and around Lagos.