A golden fish has no hidden place is a popular phrase used to distinguish an exceptionally talented individual. That perhaps was obviously at play when the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) Youth Council recognised the noble activities of Adekunle Abdul in what could be described as a massive youth empowerment and human capital development.
With over 200 direct and indirect employees of an average age of 25 years under his watch, the real estate expert who sits atop Metro & Castle Homes was indeed a befitting young professional to be bestowed with the West Africa Youth Council ‘Icon of Societal Development’ named Nelson Mandela Leadership Award for Excellence & Integrity.
He was also decorated as an Ambassador to the Youth organization.
Led by President of the Organization, Williams Emmanuel from Ghana, Eto Francisca from Ivory Coast among others, the team, while making the presentation to Ambasasor Adekunle on Tuesday March 9 2021 in his Lagos office, disclosed that they had been watching the trail-blazing style he adopted in giving Youths opportunities to work and express their youthful expertise.
The organization said that was why they deemed it fit to encourage this apostle of change, philanthropist and lover of youth, education, who himself boasts of a degree in Construction Management at the Community College of Baltimore County in Maryland, USA, with focus on Cost Control
This Lagos big-boy before moving into real estate had cut his teeth in the downstream sector business as the CEO of Integrated Metroplex Energies spanning over 13years.
Adekunle Abdul is a visionary operations executive that has spearheaded all stages of real estate development, with a portfolio of over 15 projects with over 80 units of commercial and residential real estate in the past and current operations , including planning, acquisition, efficient designing, value engineering, budgeting, procuring, construction, administration and management.
With honorary Master’s in community development, Abdul who hails from Ijebu-Ode in Ogun-State is committed to cost-effective management of resources and quality performance.
Meanwhile, the ECOWAS Youth Council before now had honored African leaders such as former president Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria, John Mahama and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf among others who have encouraged youth involvement in the continent.