Folorunsho Alakija and her oil block.
Nigerian female billionaire, Folorunsho Alakija has narrated how an oil block which was unwanted by other companies was allocated to her and how it turned out to be an uplifting for her. In a series of tweets, the billionaire revealed how her encounter with God caused an amazing transformation in her life. Read her words below.
My encounter with the glory of God When I got to my wit’s end, I covenanted with God for blessings in return for a life long work and walk with Him.
To say that I did not see HIS Glory come into my life would mean I have turned God into a liar. It is only God who could have brought me from the back burner to the front burner.
He Himself orchestrated and organized by divine intervention, the beginning and continuation of our delving into the oil industry.
The oil block allocated and licensed to us was not wanted by any oil company; we accepted it by faith and it has become the chief cornerstone in West African and Africa as a whole.
The Government came back to “take” 50% out of our 60%,but after a 12 year battle in court, all was restored to the glory of God. God has continued to be faithful as to be expected and I am here today as part of my fulfillment of my obligations to that covenant.
Just two days ago, she spoke of how she rose from a polygamous family of 52 children to becoming highly successful in life. She said even though she never got a university degree, she still got honorary degrees from universities home and abroad. She said,
My desire was to study law but my Daddy did not believe in investing in girls at that time.
Today, I have no university degree, but God’s glory lifted me up and I have received numerous Honorary Doctorate Degrees at home and abroad.