For so many reasons, the story of the Group Chief Executive of Oando Plc, Jubril Adewale Tinubu, would make a compelling read for anyone who desires to know the ABC of running a successful business, particularly oil and gas. Though he started out as a lawyer, Oando, under his leadership, has expanded to the delight of shareholders. But as Tinubu continues to make giant strides in his varied businesses, he never trivialises the need to impact humanity positively, especially as enjoined by his faith, Islam.
Perhaps, this explains why he is constantly in the quest to lift the needy individuals around him while also contributing to his society’s development. In fact, he has chosen charity and act of kindness as his hobby. The trained lawyer believes it is far better and more gratifying to make a difference in the poor’s lives. He has been giving without looking back and blinking an eyelid and without making any noise about it.
Over the years, the serial entrepreneur has always been guided by this philosophy. He does not wish to be respected for his wealth but for the grace to impact the lives of the people around him.
Those whose paths have crossed his say he is always in a constant quest to lift the needy individuals around him while also contributing to his society’s development.
In his characteristic magnanimity, Tinubu, it was gathered, has been giving food and cash donations to Muslim faithful since the commencement of this year’s Ramadan.
A source revealed that the oil and gas guru, for many years now, had expended millions of Naira towards this worthy cause.
“It is like a vow he has made to God. He does it annually during Ramadan and Ed- il- Kabir festival. This is just one of his several philanthropic deeds, as well as interventions, to help the course of humanity,” the source said. The source added that “unlike some others, he never talks about it, believing that his faith frowns on a showy display of kindness.”
Indeed, Adewale Tinubu is not a stranger to success. He is a proverbial man with the Midas touch as everything turns into gold. The indefatigable and intelligent business mogul with a series of milestone achievements started from a humble beginning before becoming the reference point and colossus that he is today. He is a trailblazer in whatever he does.