Sulley Abubakar: Meet the CEO who quit law school for charcoal business

Sulley Abubakar: Meet the CEO who quit law school for charcoal business

- Sulley Amin Abubakar is the founder and CEO of Zaacoal

- The young entrepreneur quit law school to start his own company

- Amin Abubakar sat for an interview with blogger, Wode Maya

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Ghanaian businessman, Sulley Amin Abubakar, has recounted how he quit law school to start his thriving company which has become the biggest charcoal factory in Ghana.

The young entrepreneur and founder of Zaacoal produces affordable and quality charcoal for households and industry. Zaacoal produces stainless charcoal to prevent air pollution.

Sulley Amin Abubakar recently sat for an interview and recounted how he took the bold step of quitting law school to start his charcoal business.

A collage showing the CEO. Photo source: YouTube/Maya
A collage showing the CEO. Photo source: YouTube/Maya
Source: UGC

He said he was in his final year of law school when he made the decision to quit and commence his own venture with his school fees.

Amin stated that Zaacoal is possibly the largest charcoal producer in West Africa per the company’s capacity today.

In an interview with blogger, Wode Maya, the CEO of Zaacoal said he was stirred up by his curiosity and observations prior to starting his company.

He said: "I was in law school and on the usual commute to class I observed that on every junction from where I resided at Osu, Oxford Street there was somebody selling coconut."

He wondered what the people selling coconut do with the waste.

According to him, what really erupted his decision to start his charcoal business was when he sighted a kenkey vendor light up a fire with coconut husk instead of firewood.

Inspired by the activities in his environment, he decided to move to the northern part of Ghana to learn how to make charcoal.

Subsequently, Amin established his own charcoal company named Zaacoal and started producing stainless charcoal.

The young Ghanaian CEO recounts how it all started at his house.

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that another Ghanian mechanical engineer and biogas expert, Enoch Kofi Boadu, is the lead founder of DAS Biogas Construction Ltd, a company that offers a complete form of domestic and institutional waste management service.

Boadu's company also manufactures plastic roofing tiles and pavement for the construction industries. He has personally developed a generator that uses biogas to generate electricity, producing up to 1.5 kilowatts.

There is also a youngster by the name Favour Oluma who is converting old car tyres into grand tables that can fit into any modern home.

A student of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, she could be seen in the production process of the table in one of the pictures she shared on Twitter.

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