ATCO Homes, Rotary International, Celebrities, Equip Future Leaders

Fadekemi Ajakaiye 

ATCO Homes, a fast-rising real estate firm, has reinforced its position as a business that creates opportunities and invests in people. The firm joined the Rotary International District 9110 and notable celebrities, comprising Odunlade Adekola, Ayo Makun (AY), Samuel Animashaun (Broda Shaggi) and Kofi Nuel (Kofi) to equip young people with leadership skills at the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy (RYLA) program which was held at the NYSC Orientation Camp, in Lagos between January 6 and 14, 2024.

RYLA is an annual leadership development program that focuses on helping young people learn new skills, build confidence, and have fun. Thousands of young people gather worldwide to participate in the program yearly. ATCO Homes sponsored the 2024 edition of the leadership initiative to provide resources that enabled the organisers to achieve the objective of nurturing future leaders. The business received an award for supporting good causes at the event.

Photo caption: A section of young people who participated at the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy (RYLA) program at the NYSC Orientation Camp in Lagos

Speaking at the event, Kingsley Nwosu, General Manager, ATCO Homes, said, “Leadership encompasses all fields. In a competitive and ever-transforming global market. It is the responsibility of every society to identify, develop, and empower future leaders to strengthen its market position. This is a crucial task.”

“We realised the role of the private sector in supporting the government and community-based organisations that are making efforts to nurture a new generation of leaders. We are invested in this drive as a business that focuses on helping people achieve their finest aspiration. We believe in building a formidable investment buffer for the future through the purchase of high-yielding real estate assets in choice locations of Lagos such as Ajah, Lekki and Ibeju-Lekki, currently tagged ‘the new Lagos’.”

During his address, Odunlade Adekola charged the young audience. He spoke about the value of humility and time management skills. According to the actor, “No one can tell exactly what the future holds. But as you work harder each day, respect people, stay humble and avoid all kinds of distractions; you will reach your goal in life.”

Also AY, Broda Shaggi and Kofi motivated the participants. They reiterated the importance of humility, integrity and determination in rising to the top in any endeavour.

Meanwhile, Tolu Onalaja, the Chairman Organising Committee for the leadership program, thanked ATCO Homes, Odunlade Adetola, other sponsors and fellow Rotarians for their support. She implored the young people in attendance to inculcate the lessons and skills learned during the program going forward.

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