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Saturday, February 24, 2018

I got my oil block by faith - Africa's second richest woman, Folorunso Alakija


Nigerian billionaire Folorunso Alakija has revealed how she got her oil block by faith.

According to Forbes, Alakija is worth $2.1 billion, making her the fourth richest person in Nigeria and second richest woman in Africa behind Isabel dos Santos.

Mrs Alakija got her oil block through her connection with late Maryam Babangida, wife of Nigeria’s former military Head of State, General Ibrahim Babangida.

Alakija had a fashion label that catered for Mrs Babangida.

It was during the reign of Babangida that Alakija’s company, Famfa Oil Limited, got an oil prospecting license which went on to become OML 127, one of Nigeria’s most prolific oil blocks.

On Saturday, Mrs Alakija took to her Twitter page to reveal that she got the oil block through her faith in God.

Below is what the oil tycoon shared on her social media page:

“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.

“Therefore Receive the anointing to prosper. Receive the anointing for God’s Glory. Receive the anointing for God to single you out for upliftment and promotion.

“Don’t lose heart, don’t lose hope……………Await that coming glory upon you in Jesus Name AMEN!

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