The League of African Development Students, LEADS Africa has inducted renowned philanthropist, realtor as well as Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Esso Properties Limited, Mr Smith Sosochukwuma Ezenagu into its Hall of Fame.
Founder/CEO, Esso Properties Limited, Mr Smith Sosochukwuma Ezenagu displaying his plaque at the presentation of awards and his induction into the Hall of Fame of LEADS Africa on Monday, January 11th, 2021 at Esso Properties Limited Headquarters in Awoyaya, Lekki-Epe Expressway.
The induction took place on Monday, January 11, 2021, at Esso Properties Limited's headquarters in Awoyaya, Lekki- Epe Expressway and also saw Ezenagu bagging two other awards. They were Corporate Endorsement Merit Award and Africa's Patriotic Personality of the Year award.
While presenting one of the awards, Tankou Patrique, a Camerounian and Regional Representative (Francophone) of LEADS Africa, said Ezenagu was inducted into the body's Hall of Fame for his consistency and dedication.
L-R: Manager Media, Esso Properties Limited, Blessing G. Ugbem, Founder/ CEO, Esso Properties Limited, Mr Smith Sosochukwuma Ezenagu and Head of Administration, Amaka Ofortube at the presentation of awards and induction into Hall of Fame of Mr Ezenagu by LEADS Africa on Monday, January 11th, 2021 at Esso Properties Limited Headquarters in Awoyaya, Lekki-Epe Expressway.
He said: "In terms of proficiency in corporate leadership, and other assignments/ideas generation and implementation, Mr Ezenagu has proven to be sagacious and ingenious. This equips him for the immense and outstanding services he has been providing to boost Africa's quest for property development, especially with varied property acquisition plans for different classes of Nigerians. He has contributed immensely to self-reliance in real estate in Nigeria/Africa, and his erudition fused with his unparalleled commitment to 21st-century compliant leadership, philanthropy, community development and public service are the most important pathway to achieving the Africa Vision 2063."
He added: "Today, Africa is reaping the dividends of his dedication, brilliance and effectiveness as a top-notch patriotic developer for nation-building." Other delegates of LEADS Africa that were at the event were, Sandra Okpegbuo, Head of Gender, LEADS Nigeria and Abayomi Okuwoga, Director of Logistics.
Head of Administration, Esso Properties, Amaka Ofortube, Manager Media, Esso Properties Limited, Blessing G. Ugbem, Founder/CEO, Esso Properties Limited, Mr Smith Sosochukwuma Ezenagu, Otaru Mohammed, Vice President (Partnerships) and Tankou Patrique, Regional Rep. (Francophone) at the presentation of awards and induction into Hall of Fame of Mr Ezenagu by LEADS Africa held on Monday, January 11th, 2021 at Esso Properties Limited Headquarters in Awoyaya, Lekki-Epe Expressway.
Responding, the awardee said he was always dedicated and focused. He advised the youths to imbibe the virtues, adding that they would always excel in their endeavour if they did.
Ezenagu holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Ecole Superieure Sainte Felicite Univerity, Cotonou in the Republic of Benin; Master of Business Administration from the Rome Business School, Lagos and other qualifications and certifications.
He is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Esso Properties Academy, a real estate training institute with a futuristic approach to operations in the real industry. Ezenagu previously operated in financial management and training, superintending a company that grew to partner four financial institutions in Hong Kong, Dubai, Israel and London.