…Vows To Remain Beacon Of Hope To Youths
Pelican Valley Chief Executive Officer, Amb.(Dr) Babatunde Adeyemo has harped on the need for the workforce of the real estate firm to always stick to team spirit, integrity, productivity and service delivery, saying they are critical to achieving the company’s value and growth targets in 2024.
Recalling that the Pelican Valley Nigeria Limited started with its flagship product – Pelican Valley Estate Laderin, over 10 years ago with a meagre amount of money, Adeyemo said the estate is a household name because of the “passion, commitment, dedication and integrity” with which the dream was pursued to turn a challenging land terrain to investors’ delight it has become today.
He revealed that were the vision to be driven by the quest for quick money or profit, he would have long abandoned the project soon after its take – off, saying it took enormous investment of time and resources to surmount the daunting challenges encountered in his drive to make the location a palace where “unusual home happens.”
The CEO declared with both joy and confidence that the peculiar ambience, tourist attraction and other natural tractions that the Pelican Valley provides now are not obtainable in any other estate elsewhere in the Southwest geopolitical zone of the country.
He spoke at The Podium, a mini- multi – purpose facility in the estate while giving his opening remarks during the company’s annual staff retreat on Monday, January 29 which also had in attendance, its consultants from the engineering, surveying, legal, agriculture, town planning and media professions as well as the Brand Ambassador, Mr Olukayode Olaseinde.
He emphasised on the need for workers to embrace the spirit and patience of growing with the organisation to reap the joy and success of company growth, noting that he is an employer of labour who cherishes a relationship a lot and not the type that “use and dump people.”
“I’m a long distance runner. I love consistency, I don’t believe in use and dump. I love keeping relationship because I cherish relationship a lot. The problem with the youths these days is that they are not ready to be patient. And they are hopeless because of the situation in the country.
“We should give them hope. Average Nigerian youth believes nothing can work or change for better in Nigeria. It is imperative we give them hope to believe in this country again. Let’s give them a sense of belonging,” Adeyemo said.
The resource person, Dorcas James (Mrs), human resources practitioner, in her paper presentation titled, ” Hardwork, Consistency and Team Work As Pathway To Real Estate Growth,” said that the industry is witnessing steady growth nationwide because of the dynamism driving it.
Mrs James identified hardwork as integral part of success, strong relationship, maintaining ethical standards, properly defining team role, getting staff recruitment right to align with the team goal, making check -list and staff performance appraisal as some of the strategies Pelican Valley can adopt to achieve growth, lasting success and play a leading role in the nation’s real estate sector.
She also urged the Nigerian foremost real estate firm to strive always to perform and understand that the industry is witnessing competition, even as she hammered on building efficient clients relationship, continuous learning, market research and analysis, networking, goal setting, being adaptable and ethical standards in order to survive, succeed and excel in the industry.
“You have to perform or be ready to be swallowed. There is always a big fish out there to swallow the other,” she declared.
She urged the company to guard against clique, in – grouping, prejudice and consensus, saying it destroys team spirit, team goal, productivity, decision making process and hinders both individual and organisation’s growth.
She said “clique” in an organisation should not be encouraged or rewarded however beneficial it seemed on the surface, submitting that it is a disruptive and destructive phenomenon.
According to her, focus and reward should only be on the team and not the clique.
In his presentation, the company’s Director of Operations….. on workers productivity, revenue drive and efficient service delivery to clients as parts of the pathway to growth and success in the industry.