By Stanley Okehie
Youths have been advised to start from the scratch in order to be successful in life.
Chairman, Rento Hotel and Suites, Owerri, Chief Emenike Ozichukwu, gave the advice weekend during the official commissioning of the 5-Star hotel situated in Owerri, Imo State capital.
Chief Ozichukwu who is also the owner of Kotec Brick Tiles, Regime Gas Plant, Mangrove Delicious and Tummy Tummy Foods bemoaned the desperation of nowadays youths that often cost them their lives, advocating that only patience and hard work could make a serious minded youth rich.
The Urualla-born business mogul disclosed his intentions to bring his chains of investment to Imo State, to create jobs for the people of the State.
Chief Ozichukwu said he loves investing in Igboland, and as such Ndigbo constitute 98% workforce in all his establishments, adding that he had lost many partners because of his ‘aku ruo ulo’ spirit.
Whist praying God to bless those that graced the occasion, Chief Ozichukwu promised of more investments in Imo State.
Chairman of the occasion and Head of Ibeto Group, Dr. Cletus Ibeto, while officially commissioning the multi-billion naira investment prayed that the owner reaps benefits of his sweat soon.
The industrialist who is fondly called ‘Omekannaya’, described Chief Ozichukwu as a successful business man and commended him for his ‘think home’ ideology.
Chief Val Ozigbo, Anambra State Governorship hopeful said the hotel is one of the best in Southeast and challenged the owner to replicate same in Anambra state.
The former CEO, Transcorp Hotels PLC called on governments to always encourage the likes of Chief Ozichukwu, adding that hospitality is the biggest job creator.
On his aspiration to govern Anambra State, Ozigbo said he is prepared.
“I am fully prepared, not just to win the primary, not just to win the main election but also to govern Anambra State well and be the best Governor, Anambra has ever seen.”
When asked of his next line of action should PDP deny him ticket, Ozigbo said, “PDP is tired of losing in Anambra State, denying of ticket is not contemplated because from the grassroot, I am already the best choice, from the middle, am their best choice, even at the leadership, am the best choice.”
The event had in attendance, Hon Chukwunonso Smart Okafor, Member for Nnewi South Constituency, Hon. Arthur Egwim – Member for Ideato North Constituency, Hon. Uju Onwudiwe – Member for Njaba Constituency, Chief Ozichukwu’s associates from Nnewi, Enugu, Aba and Abuja among other dignitaries.