Again Ilaji Resort’s Boss, Sanusi, Bags Most Outstanding Business Personality of the Year Award.
Following his unrelented and consistent contributions to the socio-economic development of Oyo State in general and South West in particular, Chief (Engr.) Dotun Sanusi, Chairman of Ilaji Resort has been honoured with South-West Advancement Award.
The award ceremony which was held on Sunday at the Oriental Hotel, Lagos saw Chief Sanusi being honoured with the Most Outstanding Business Personality of the year 2022 Award.
Other eminent personalities honoured at ceremony include; His Excellency Babajide Sanwo-Olu, His Excellency Otunba Gbenga Daniel, Mr Femi Otedola, Her Excellency Arch. Mrs Yemisi Suswam, Hon Justice Opeyemi Oke, Captain Folu Akinkuotu, Mr Bamidele Onalaja, Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Arch. Ojo Olatunde, Princess Adejoke Orelope- Akinfulire, HRH Dr Halimat Adenike Tejuosho, Dr Folashade Yemi-Esan, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, Mrs Bolanle Sarumi, Mr Kola i, Mr Olatunde Akande and several others.
Chief Dotun Sanusi while giving his acceptance speech expressed his appreciation to the organizers, adding, that he is extremely delighted to have been considered worthy of being honored with the prestigious award.
In his words, “I am earnestly grateful for the recognition I have received for my little contributions to the development of our region (South-West) in general and Ibadan in particular through the establishment of Ilaji Resort (recently recognised as The Best Themed Resort by Nigerian Tourism Awards), ICAST Schools, Ilaji Farms and my personal contributions to the uplifting of our people here and there”.
Chief Sanusi who was represented by the Chief Operating Officer, Ilaji Resort; Prince Adesina Araoye, continued, “winning this award would not have been possible without the inspiration I have received, first and foremost, from God Almighty and also from astute investors and highly respected Ibadan indigenes, my hometown, such as Chief Bode Akindele (of blessed memory) and Chief Bode Amoo whose imprints are everywhere in Ibadan, Oyo State and South West as a whole. I also recognize the unquantifiable roles of my seniors and my colleagues, for whom I have the deepest respect, and from whom I have derived the strength to challenge myself and perform better at each stage.
“As an entrepreneur, I have faced several challenges just like everyone who wants to become somebody in life, but by the grace and mercy of God each one of them has only strengthened me to become the person I am today. I want to use this opportunity to advise our youths to set goals for themselves and keep their eyes on them until they are achieved.
“I sincerely thank everyone whose path I have crossed, starting from my late mum who instilled the entrepreneurship spirit and business skills in me, and several others I cannot mention because of time, for helping me reach a stage where I can proudly hold up this award as a mark of my achievement. I also promise to only get better at my work so that you can see me here for a more such awards, Chief Sanusi concluded.
South West Advancement Awards is designed to showcase, appreciate and motivate the average Yoruba man and woman whose Ideas, works and activities have helped in the growth and development of the South-West region of Nigerian people who have distinguish themselves in their area of career worth to emulate .
The project is created to celebrate great achievers in the South-West with a set goal of adding values to the younger generation to follow in their foot steps and by extension eradicating societal decadence in our society.
It will be recalled that Ilaji Resort was a brainchild of Chief (Engr.) Dotun Sanusi, an Ibadan based Investor who has changed the face of hospitality business in Oyo State, South-West and Nigeria as a whole through the establishment of Ilaji Hotels and Sport Resorts which has been regarded the best resort not only in Oyo State but Nigeria as a whole.
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