Arab billionaire, Sharif Ahmad Bin Jaber Al Natour, after an establishment of a business partnership with The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, has mentioned that the king differs in many ways from all the world leaders and kings he has met.
The business partnership is with the intent to create massive job opportunities for youths in Yorubaland and in Nigeria in general.
The partnership was formally announced during a ceremony that took place at the Ile-Oodua palace in Ile-Ife on Monday, August 27, during which both parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
The Jordanian businessman, based in Morocco and owns Global Trade and Development Corporation (GTDC) group, which recently disbursed US$800m for commercial ventures in livestock, sugar and sugarcane in North Central Timor Global conglomerate, was in the country on a three-day visit to meet with the Ooni and President Muhammadu Buhari on various areas of possible collaboration.
GDTC is a global company with presence in over 176 countries and immense investment in human development and infrastructural facilities.
Al Natour said he was visiting Oba Ogunwusi in support of the king’s efforts to unify Africans in Diaspora through his peace and unity agenda.
According to him, he is committed to building green cities in Nigeria under the Ooni/GDTC Investment Nigeria Limited collaboration as a collective instrument of social, humanitarian, industrial and commercial projects to provide happiness and give a new lease of life to millions of Nigerians.
“I have met many kings and world leaders but the Ooni of Ife dazzles me most. I love him so much. I follow his activities.
He goes around the world to unify Africans in Diaspora through his peace and unity agenda. I also love his youth development quest.
That is why I am here at Ile-Ife to partner him on green energy and green environment for the benefit of the people of Yoruba and Nigeria,” Al Natour said