On Heralds this week is the last Nigerian we shall be considering for this month.
Igho Charles Sanomi
Igho Charles Sanomi is a Nigerian businessman, trained geologist, public speaker and philanthropist. He was born on the 17th of May 1975 in Agbor , Delta State , Nigeria. His father was a notable retired Assistant Inspector General of the Nigerian Police, Dickens Patrick Sanomi from Delta state Nigeria and his mother Mabel Iyabo Sanomi was the Yeye Jemo of Isotun Ijesha Kingdom in Osun State. She was a nurse and medical entrepreneur from Osun State in South Western Nigeria .They were Catholics.Igho Sanomi graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Geology and Mining from the University of Jos, Plateau State in Nigeria. His line of business Span into several sectors of the economy including telecommunications, shipping, aviation, engineering, construction and real estate investments in Nigeria and beyond. In the late 1990s he was an Executive Director with Cosmos Oil AG where he developed a lot of business skills. Charles sits either as a chairman, Co-chairman or Member of board of directors of various companies, which he either founded or co-founded. By 2004 he founded the Taleveras Group a Nigerian energy trading company with offices in London,Geneva,Dubai,Cape town, Ivory Coast, Lagos and Abuja. This group merged all his business activities.Taleveras has an annual turnover of several billions of dollars with Igho being the controlling shareholder of the group. He is also a great philanthropist and his philanthropic works are expressed through the Dickens Sanomi foundation.He is the Chairman Board of trustees of the DS foundation. The foundation organises annual essay competition for junior and senior secondary schools. The foundation gives grants towards the winners school fees as well as support the winning school with equipments. The foundation also gave about N100 million to flood victims in Delta and Bayelsa State, as part of its intervention programme to mitigate the effects of the devastating flood on the people. These and many more eexpress his philanthropy to the society.
There is always something to learn from anybody let’s learn from Igho Sanomi’s life
1. This lesson is specifically for the young people out there. Never you feel you are too young to achieve greatness either in business or in which ever area it is that you find yourself. Igho is in his forties but he is a billionaire. You too can be a billionaire even at a lesser age than that after all you won’t be the first. But always ensure that your wealth is clean and not acquired by mischievous activities.
2. considering the exploits of Igho in the various sectors you would agry with me that it was not child’s play. Hardwork is clearly evident here. Stop being lazy, hardwork doesn’t kill people, it makes serious people.
Its being Heralds with Julius Ojonugwa Akubo on Treasure network. catch you next week.
Wishing you a blessed week!!!