- Paul, for some years, has been an active player as far as the properties business is concerned and has thrived in Spain, Belgium and some other European nations
- In 2007 he discovered the location for what is now the biggest and most beautiful beach enterprise from an helicopter
- He said he left UK for Nigeria because he wanted to create an enterprise that will not only be run by Africans but also beneficial to them
London-born Nigerian identified as Paul is the chief executive officer of Landmark Beach, arguably the most beautiful beach in Nigeria.
He says that no matter how long one resides abroad, there always is that vacuum of not having a sense of belonging and this was one of the thoughts that informed his decision to set up the Landmark Beach.
In an interview with vlogger Tayo Aina seen by Legit.ng, Paul who was born to a diplomat and had his formative education in Lagos, added that his passion for making impact in the lives of those around him was also part of the reasons he had to leave the UK.
The Landmark Beach is an ecosystem on its own that contains virtually all facility and sectors of lives needed to enjoy life to its fullest including bars, restaurants, an events centre, shops, hotels and so forth.
"Europe and America are not easier than Africa by the way. They have their own challenges as well but very different challenges. So, one of the thing I made up my mind when coming to Africa was to create a business in Africa, for Africans, run by Africans.
"That's what we do. We don't have any foreigner working for us. Everybody is African."
Paul however called for more partnership between the public and private sectors as lack of an enabling environment has been a major challenge he's faced. He said the partnership is necessary as public sector can give the private the leverage to grow businesses in geometric proportions.
He also stated the putting structures on the ground in Lagos has been one of the biggest challenges he's faced as before he puts a stone in the ground he would have spent huge resources.
Other issues he lamented are poor road system; public water and power supply.
Paul encouraged budding entrepreneurs to hold dear to the triad virtues of patience, resilience and passion as they're pivotal to his success.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a pretty lady left the UK to be a full time farmer in Nigeria.
Mrs Ashley left the United Kingdom to take up full-time farming as an occupation. She believes in the popular Nigerian saying that there is no place like home. According to her, life at home is very different from life abroad.
The young lady admitted that life in Nigeria since her return hasn't been easy as she has had to struggle with so many things but at the end of the day, her resolve keeps her going.
Victor Duru is a Legit.ng journalist with more than three years of working experience in the media industry. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Management Studies from Imo State University, where he was a Students' Union Government Director of Information. Victor is a Human Interest Editor, Strategic Content Creator and a Google-certified Digital Marketer. Connect with him on Twitter @DuruCVictor2