How Elumelu inspires me in business – NEC Bullion CEO Nwadavid
Young entrepreneur-cum-politician, Chijioke Emmanuel Nwadavid, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NecBullion Concept Limited, has revealed one of his secrets to success in business.
In 2012, Chijioke Nwadavid established NecBullion Concept Limited; a company which is into supplies of all types of building materials to developers.
The NecBullion Concept Limited CEO, an ECOWAS Youth ambassador, is a young businessman with visionary ideas, both in trade and leadership. He is highly educated, thoroughbred and born to be a leader of his generation. His search for knowledge, which has seen him travel around the world, cannot be separated from his uncommon way of thinking; both in business and solutions to social problems facing the country.
Chijioke Nwadavid set out in life with a clear focus and purpose. The die-hard seeker of knowledge started his primary education at Saint Monica Montessori Children School in Isolo, Lagos State, and later proceeded to the Federal Government College (FGC) Odogbolu, Ogun State, after which he bagged his first degree from the University of Abuja in Business Administration six years ago.
To equip himself for the task ahead in business and his political pursuit, he went to the Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA) Kaduna, Kaduna State, after his compulsory one year National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Delta State, for a Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Leadership Studies between 2018 and 2020.
In 2021, he obtained a Masters degree in Conflict, Security and Development from the NDA. Chijioke Nwadavid is currently a masters degree holder in waiting in Business Administration from Gelisim University, Istanbul, Turkey.
In a recent interview, the NecBullion Concept Limited boss, who is from a family of six, explained that he had been intentional about his acquisition of knowledge.
“I have always loved business that’s why I studied business Administration in university my alternative would have been political science. The interest I had before embarking on my postgraduate deploma was and has been the challenge leadership has faced from time in memorial to date”, he said.
“Leadership is said to be the ability of an individual to lead a group of people or an organization. Hence I had nurse the zeal of becoming a leader I have taking this very seriously and I have chosen two components of leadership styles known as Democratic and Transformational Leadership as my model.
“Since completing my postgraduate program in leadership from the prestigious institution, the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) where most Nigerian leaders who had stood tall and outstanding in handling the affairs of this complex nation Nigeria has passed through to mention but few Gen. Mohammadu Buhari, Gen. Babangida etc has distinguish themselves with the model of leadership styles as stated earlier.
Speaking on his foray into business,
Chijioke Nwadavid mentioned that chairman of Union Bank for Africa (UBA) and Heirs Holdings, Tony Elumelu, inspires him to persevere, regardless of the challenges.
“I have a number of business role models, one of which is Tony Elumelu, he has done remarkably well in every sector he has ventured into, beginning with the financial sector then diversifying into Electricity, Real Estate, oil and gas just to mention but a few.
“It takes dedication, Perseverance and an indomitable spirit to accomplish such feat. One of the major things I love about him is his philanthropic nature, he foundered the TOE Foundation which has help numerous SME across Africa. He’s one I look up to”, said the owner of NecBullion.
On some of the challenges he has faced as an enterpriser, the NecBullion founder replied: “I bought a truck after much savings for supplies over a decade ago and I was to go into partnership with Coca-Cola as at that time, the truck broke down I sold all I had including my car to get the truck back up for business”, the NecBullion Concept Limited founder stated.
“Most clients will want you to show them previous major supplies you have done, before they contract you and as a first timer that was difficult so I went into partnership with a friends in law that had made a name for him I was given 30% of every of my transactions but I managed and grew with it”, added the CEO of NecBullion.