Some dream of being left a fortune but Tunde Folawiyo, the son of late Baba Adinni, Alhaji Iyanda Folawiyo, dream of making a fortune. The very shrewd businessman is enviably inured to the rudiments of successful enterprise, persistently seeks to push new enterprise past all the barriers to success. Many say it’s due to his tenacious inner passion, which borders on calm resolve; many more claim he is simply cut out like that, like all innovative leaders.
Tunde has encountered fortune in common hours, for the umpteenth time. He is a keen student of history, he can dialogue persuasively on the neglected virtues of the Nigerian private entrepreneur, and is hip enough to fraternize appealingly across generations of peers, the elderly and youngsters.
And unlike the fabled explorer, Christopher Columbus, who didn’t have a business plan when he discovered America, Tunde had a well-thought plan when his father died and took over the business empire. He proved that he was no rookie in the cut-throat world of business in the country’s oil sector. Twenty years after it was discovered, the Aje field located in Oil Mining Lease 113 has achieved its first oil, putting Lagos on the list of oil-producing states in the country.
Yinka Folawiyo Petroleum Company Limited, a wholly-owned indigenous firm and operator of the OML 113 offshore Lagos, announced the commencement of production of crude oil from the field. The milestone is coming after several missed targets. Very few men excite interminable tribute of clamorous cheers in the wake of their most glorious exploits and attainments like Tunde. Tunde has one of the best private jets in `Nigeria and he is renowned and respected for his deep pocket and la vida loca lifestyle.