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Dukiya named among 2023 top 100 SMEs in Nigeria

By Guardian Nigeria
23 January 2023   |   2:52 am
A foremost real estate company in Nigeria, Dukiya Investments, has been named one of the 100 fastest growing Small and Medium Enterprises changing the country’s business landscape. The company got the award from Business Day Newspaper on Friday, January 2023 at their annual SMEs awards themed, “How SMEs can thrive in age of volatility” which…

A foremost real estate company in Nigeria, Dukiya Investments, has been named one of the 100 fastest growing Small and Medium Enterprises changing the country’s business landscape.

The company got the award from Business Day Newspaper on Friday, January 2023 at their annual SMEs awards themed, “How SMEs can thrive in age of volatility” which was held at the Stable Hall, Surulere, Lagos State.

The award brought together policymakers and stakeholders in the Nigerian entrepreneurship ecosystem.

According to the organisers, the criteria used in selecting the 100 SMEs are not limited to, growth, profitability, the structure of the business, and potential for growth, among others.

The Head of SME products and segment, Union Bank, Ayokunnumi Abraham; the Director of Special Projects, Yellow Card, Oparinde Babatunde; Co-founder, Orbit54, Abayomi Awobokun; Founder/CEO, Painless Universal, Anne Welsh and Head SME Unit, LSETF, Olufolake Ikumapayi, among others were all speakers at this year’s edition.

Speaking after receiving the award for the firm, the co-founder and head of Strategy and Growth, Bayo Lawal said it was a great feeling, that speaks volume into the hard work of the staff members of Dukiya, adding that their efforts to create wealth through real estate for Nigerians and the African demography at large is materialising.

“Our brand is built on trust and integrity amongst other brands out there that is why we have always hoped to create multimillionaires and billionaires with our firm.

“In 2023, we promise to do more as we believe that doing more will mean registering our brand in the hearts of many even beyond the shores of Africa,” Bayo emphasised.

In his own reaction, the co-founder and head of Business, Lukman Shobowale enunciated that getting the award is not unconnected to the legitimacy of the company, stressing, “We are quite different from other real estate companies and our modes of operation are unique. We don’t seat back until we lead our customers to their place of comfort and make sure that they are getting value for every penny paid for.”

Shobowale added there is a reason their firm (Dukiya) underpromises and over-delivers.

He cited customers’ referral as one of the things that progresses business saying that when customers are well treated, they will surely recommend your brand to their friends, families and even foes.

Speaking on the company’s target for 2023, Shobowale said their firm is hellbent on making more Nigerians including the ones in the diaspora own profitable and affordable properties.