It is quit surprising that in the whole of West Africa, it is only a lady that owns a tower, that is said to be the most expensive and tallest tower in West Africa.The Nigerian lady folorunso alakija, is the proud owner of the most expensive tower in West Africa, the Nigerian billionaire was born on the 15th of July 1951, she is also the managing director of rose of Sharon group, and the vice chairman of famfa oil, theNigerian lady was born and raised in ikorodu Lagos State, she did her nursery School at our ladies apostles, that is been located in Lagos, she later moved to the United kingdom to complete her primary education, after completing her primary education, she attended the Muslim high School in sagamu, ogun state.
She later returned to England to study her secretarial studies, at the pitman' s central college in London, folorunso began her career in the year 1979 as an Excutive secretary, att theSijuade enterprises in Lagos State, she later moved to the former first national bank of Chicago, that later became finbank, but was later aquired by FCMB, she worked for some years, and later established a tailoring company called supreme stiches in the year 1974.
Folorunso Alakija applied for the allocation of an oil prospecting license (OPL) that was actually meant for explore of oil on a 617, 000- acres block, the license was later granted to her company, known as famfa limited, also in the year 2014, Folorunso Alakija was among the top 100 most powerful women in the world by Forbes.
She is really a philanthropist, and she also has a foundation known as rose of Sharon foundation, that meanly helps widows and orphans, through scholarship and business grants, the Nigerian lady is also said to have a tower that took a whole sum of $165 million dollars to construct.
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