HIGHLIGHTS, MAIDEN EDITION OF THE IHS CLASS OF ’97 ASSOCIATION MEMBERS’ EMPOWERMENT SEMINAR WITH BOTRO MARINE & OIL SERVICES ON SATURDAY, 27TH MAY, 2017 @ WHITE HOUSE HOTEL CONFERENCE HALL, IKEJA, G.R.A. LAGOS
Opening Speech and Welcome Address by our Mr. Tunji Fasimoye, President IHS Class of ‘97 Association.
Guest Speaker/ Facilitator: Mr. Fagbemi Olayinka, Executive Director, Botro Marine & Oil Services Ltd
Introduction of Guest Speaker/Facilitator – Mrs. Queen Kuye
Company Profile – Mrs. Kemisola Sogunro
Members of the IHS 97 Association were in attendance; also present was Head, Board of Trustees, IHS Class of ’97 Association, our Mr. Christopher Nwokolo
Highlights of Seminar
The session was insightful, enlightening and informative.
Mr. Fagbemi spoke briefly about his background as a banker and the role played by his high school mates in this regard.
He explained that one does not need to be a professional to participate in the oil & gas sector and there are several aspects that are not oil inclined that one could participate in as various services are usually needed in the upstream and downstream sector as service providers, vendors and suppliers further breaking them down into small units such as catering, nursing, cleaning, car hire, laundry, stationery, sanitary, etc for the upstream sector and in the downstream sector such as sales of engine oil and lubricants
He emphasized that playing in this sector doesn’t necessarily require huge funds and capital
The facilitator was asked a number of questions along these lines.
There was also a live chat interactive participation session as the guest facilitator answered questions posed by online participants as well as members physically present.
Members and comrades can visit our Facebook page @ IHS Class of 97 for the recorded sessions
One of the questions asked was how one could actually participate and he advised that NAPIMS website had all the current vacancies and services needed by each International Oil Company.
The speaker emphasized that these IOCs are very transparent in their dealings and usually discourage bribery.
Mr. Fagbemi advised from his wealth of experience that;
●creating a unique selling point is one of the keys to success in entrepreneurship.
●Information is very key. Read and research.
●Examine your environment and identify gaps where you can plug in to create bunisess opportunities.
●every single penny counts and prudence plus record-keeping are the keys to financial freedom.
Members agreed that it was definitely an enlightening session and vowed to put the lessons to practice.
He also encouraged us not to be discouraged as we had hoped that our members would take this opportunity and grab it head on knowing it was free and is usually paid for in other spaces.
We are optimistic that members attendance will improve at our subsequent seminars over time.
For: IHS Class of ’97 Association EXCO