You know that since I lost erelu, the issue of healthcare management in this country has been on my mind.
The need to impact and push it through private wealth has been majorly on my mind.
I have had a series of meetings with first-class brains like Ife Fashola of Kedari Capital to mention just one as I seek a pathway to delivering this vision.
But my meeting with Michael Oyebola just today seems to have created a very realistic pathway of allowing me to straddle investment banking and my huge network as we aim to impact not only Healthcare but also education.
The meeting threw up a private equity/ impact investment plus a quasi charity platform model, which will see us coral impact funds from discerning three-pronged investors/subscriber base towards these sectors.
As I sat with Michael yesterday listening to him marshall out the structure, I began to feel an excitement well up.
Healthcare and education are critical sectors in the throes of a major collapse. The government is Straddled with its inefficiency coupled with massive corruption and nearsightedness. The government needs help.
At the three major levels of healthcare, we have a debilitating erosion, and Nigerians are losing their lives from avoidable circumstances in their thousands.
I hope to fulfill this dream by working very closely with brilliant brains like Ife Fashola and Michael throwing up a structure that should hit the N50b initial mark within a 3 year period and now turn it towards the primary and secondary levels of the Healthcare system and also the primary and secondary educational system
This dream has taken some time to come. Erelu passed about two years ago as a result of the terrible healthcare management system she was exposed to at one of the highbrow private hospitals in Ikoyi.
This fund will be my life’s work as I would work my network, grow the network, and expand the network with the aim of exploding the fund so that at least one million Nigerians will benefit from it annually.
As Michael closes his laptop after such a wonderful meeting, I remember how I met him.
He had just come into the country being part of the early inward brain gain, which was fueled by the favorable policies of the Obasanjo administration
He was a fund manager with one of the PFAs, and I was at BGL an aggressive and no-nonsense marketer.
I walked into his office and introduced myself and began a wonderful relationship that saw me follow him to GT Assure now AXAmansard before he surfaced at FBN Quest Asset as MD
A brilliant internationally regarded fund manager. His strengths are in quantitative analysis and markets. He understands the markets in a way that amazes the very best.
We will build the fund management module of this project around him and working with other already identified super brains like Ife Fashola, my sister Oginni the MD at United Capital asset we will deliver on this promise.
Meanwhile, we at Hamilton and George have already built a powerful team led by the most brilliant next-generation of Investment banker I have met- Dekola Odedina who will be leading from that end making me all the more giddy with excitement.
Let’s do this
Duke of Shomolu