By Patrick Ochei
The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Delta State Council has lauded an entrepreneur and Managing Director of Temimaro Nigeria Limited, Engr. Marvis Odioko for his job creation initiative, adding that such good spirited individual must not remain unsung.
The Union’s leadership led by Comrade Michael Ikeogwu, visited the multi sectoral business man at his office in Asaba as part of the Council’s latest initiative to engage business minded individuals to partner the Council to enable it carry out some of its planned programmes in this administration.
Ikeogwu eulogized the sterling leadership prowess and motivational charisma of Engr. Odioko who had engaged 176 staff in his employ with business focus in civil engineering, water factory, real estate, hospitality business, oil and gas and more.
The NUJ Chairman said aside productively engaging the youths with job opportunities, Engr. Odioko as a humanitarian had affected numerous lives positively.
According to Ikeogwu, “The insecurity in the country is an indication that people are not productively engaged. I want to commend you for your initiative to take some of our youths off the streets by creating jobs for them.
“You are a rich man with a heart of gold. Not too many rich people have the passion to give back to society, but in your own case, you not only are sponsoring so many less privileged persons in schools but also paying salaries to over 30 widows every month.
“We recognise what you are doing, that is why we are here to encourage you the more. And part of our partnership plan with you is to regularly patronise your hotel whenever we have visitors in town, but it must be at discounted rates. We will also need to tell your good stories so that other well meaning Nigerians will emulate your kind gestures”, Ikeogwu posited.
Responding to the kind words of NUJ, Engr. Odioko stated that he derives joy making positive impact in people’s lives.
He said he became a man at the age of 14 when he lost his father, revealing that he struggled to grow up.
His words, “I told God to use me to stand for those that cannot stand for themselves. That is why I will always be a positive influence to anybody I come in contact with”, Odioko said.
Speaking further, he eulogized his wife for being the pillar of his success. He said he would continue to respect her for standing with him when he was a nobody until now that he has become somebody.
He assured NUJ of his partnership in any areas so requested, stating that the media is indispensable and cannot be disregarded.