David-Chyddy Eleke in Port Harcourt
Keves Global Leasing, an oil servicing company, yesterday opened a new corporate head office in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the company, Mr. Ikenna Okafor, in an opening address told the story of the establishment of the company.
“Our dream has not been in vain. We started this company in one room on Abacha Road, Port Harcourt, in 2003 with no capital, no brother, no sister, but with a clear vision. Then, I had just resigned from my job and was determined to do something.
“Our dream was to provide a one-stop logistics shop that would help grow the oil and gas sector in Nigeria. The story of Keves is a story of honesty.
“Someone was saying to me once, why haven’t I built a corporate headquarters for your company, but I said to him, in the business I’m doing, asset acquisition is very key.
“It took us up to two years to get our first boat and that boat was a money spinner. Today we have far too many boats.
“Nigeria is a good country, and we are determined to help its growth. What Nigeria needs is clear policy direction and not policy summersaults. It needs good governance, not one where one policy can cripple dreams. We didn’t plan to make this a big event, but a memorable one. Keves is just at its starting point, and we believe that our dream will last another three generations.”
The event was attended by several government functionaries, including the Senator representing Anambra Central senatorial zone, Senator Victor Umeh, and key players in the equipment leasing industry in Nigeria.