Oando Plc, one of Africa’s largest integrated energy solutions provider led by oil tycoon Jubril Adewale Tinubu will today, Tuesday April 3, officially commission its new multi-billion naira office complex, The Wings.
The eye-popping twin-tower, an architectural masterpiece strategically located at Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue, Victoria Island, Lagos would serve as the corporate head office for the leading oil and gas conglomerate.
The commissioning to be attended by top government functionaries and captains of industry, it was gathered, would have been held last week but was postponed till today because of the 2-day state visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Lagos.
For many years, Tinubu’s Oando Plc operated from Femi Otedola’s Zenon Building in Ajose Adeogun Street in the same Victoria Island but the company was taking its time to construct a befitting headquarters building and on Monday December 4, 2017, the company commenced relocation to the new office complex.
The new building has 12 floors on each wing.
The new expansive highrise with approximately 27,000 square meters of lettable space can be accessed from the Five Cowrie Creek via a jetty.
The towers also offer a swanky rooftop entertainment deck, which will be an excellent venue for hosting social events and corporate get-togethers.
It will include a marquee, bar, ample lounge seating and offer gorgeous views of the city and the creek in an utterly relaxing environment.
The iconic building is LEED certified fitted with best of facilities that guarantee optimal comfort, health and safety for all its occupants with other features.
With the coming of the commissioning of the new Office Complex for Oando Plc, in the views of some observers, Tinubu’s continued relevance, nay staying power, should provoke some careful study by aspiring entrepreneurs or even established ones, especially in the Nigeria’s inclement business environment.
Like the proverbial cat with nine lives, Lagos-born Tinubu, as the Group Managing Director of Oando Plc, has bounced back to his usual winning ways and arguably retains his sobriquet of ‘The King of Africa Oil’.