One Mr. Saheed Lawal, a house painter in Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun State, last week, was handed a plot of land worth N42 million in the Imperial International Business City (IIBC), an exclusive island at Lekki Phase 1, Ikate Elegushi, Ajah in Eti Osa Local Government Area of Lagos State.
Lawal, who bought a N500 lotto ticket to participate in the ongoing Imperial City Promo by Channeldrill Resources Limited, emerged as the winner in the first of the seven raffle draws last week. The draw ends on December 31.
Other winners were two persons with N1 million each; four won N500,000; 10 won N100, 000 each while 20 others won consolation prize of N50,000 each.
Winners have also emerged in the second draw held during the presentation to Lawal. They will be presented to the public today.
The Elegushi of Ikateland, Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi, felicitated with Lawal and his family, advising them to make the best use of the rare opportunity to own a property. The traditional ruler also urged the family to be grateful to God always and remain steadfast in God, because He will certainly perfect the good work he has begun in their lives.
“When we embarked on this promo, our prayer was that people like Saheed should win, because we know such would empower them and change their life story,” the monarch said.
ChannelDrill Managing Director, Mr. Femi Akioye, said the status of the first winner makes him happy because such people are the real ones in dire need of shelter.
Akioye said the promo would help his firm touch lives of the poor in the society. “It is part of our Corporate Social Responsibility which the Elegushi family and our firm have been used to doing over the years,” he said.
Lawal told The Nation: “There is nothing I can say than to thank God. I cannot believe this is happening to me.”
He however said he would sell the land and use the proceeds to establish a business, including setting aside certain amount as endowment for his children’s education.
Channeldrill Resources Limited, is an infrastructure and city developer; the firm is partnering the Elegushi Royal Family of of Ikate Elegushi Lagos, in the IIBC project.