“I don’t know why people are crucifying me over Air Nigeria” – Jimoh Ibrahim’s latest rant

By Reuben Daba

Well some of us have given up on trying to figure out Jimoh Ibrahim and the things he says. But it’s clear that Jimoh Ibrahim makes sense to Jimoh Ibrahim, and for as long as that remains the case, don’t expect to stop hearing from him anytime soon.

So depending on your ‘Jimoh outlook’, enjoy or get mad at his latest rant. He said this in a recent interview:

“All we do in my group is acquire and get professionals to run it. What is wrong in that? We are running 16 companies. We are in Insurance, Hotels, Media, Banking, Property, Furniture, Oil and Gas, Aviation.

Jimoh at the age of 46 accounts for about 21,000 people working for my group in more than 13 countries. I have British, Americans, Indians, Bulgarians as staff working in my group. My private jet is run by Americans. I have 8 hotels which makes me the highest hotelier in Nigeria. I run over 2,000 rooms. No be joke!

If they don’t know how Jimoh Ibrahim is doing all these things, they must come and stay with me for one week. They wonder how I run these companies? Let them go and read books on how to run a corporation. Let me give you my time table for tomorrow. Lagos to Abuja to attend a board meeting. Leave there to Ghana to attend a meeting with bank of Ghana. I will pass the night in Ghana, from there I fly to Dubai to firm up our new projects there and from there go to London to go meet my family and then come back to Lagos. That’s my itinerary for the next three days.

So how do you think I run these companies? I don’t know why people are crucifying me over Air Nigeria. Abiola tried Concord Airlines, it didn’t work. Igbinedion tried Okada Air, it didn’t work for long. Richard Branson who ran this airline dumped it on us and ran away. He left over $300 million debt and ran away. Jimoh Ibrahim picks it up from there and he’s making it work and they are shouting my name!”

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  1. I wonder why dis good for nothin jimoh ibrahim likes tellin expensive lies why bn interviewd.I ve workd wt him b4 and I can say dat the total number of staffs he has is nt up †̥ 1500 and all d subsidiaries is boostin on are nt operatnal and d4 unproductive.nothin is workin in globalfleet .jimoh is a big 419 that knows notin about oil and gas busnes,99% of his filling statns has nt bin workin for close 2 yrs now and has not stored 1 litres of AGO in dis [email protected] rd for d past 5yrs though one company is doin through put there but nt regular.he lacks maintenance culture in his group and normaly owns staff salaries for 2 †̥ 3 month.his staffs are sufferin in silenc under dis good for nothin man-jack of all trades,master of none

  2. *I wonder why dis good for nothin jimoh ibrahim likes tellin expensive lies why bn interviewd.I ve workd wt him b4 and I can say dat the total number of staffs he has is nt up †̥ 1500 and all d subsidiaries is boostin on are nt operatnal and d4 unproductive.nothin is workin in globalfleet .jimoh is a big 419 that knows notin about oil and gas busnes,99% of his filling statns has nt bin workin for close 2 yrs now and has not stored 1 litres of AGO in dis [email protected] rd for d past 5yrs though one company is doin through put there but nt regular.he lacks maintenance culture in his group and normaly owns staff salaries for 2 †̥ 3 month.his staffs are sufferin in silenc under dis good for nothin man-jack of all trades,master of none

  3. A business man is he whose business survived all odds and emerged a perpetual success,others are porters of his ideas.

  4. Jimoh has every reason to make Air Nigeria work but unfortunately he always go after any business of his choice, take the best of of it and let it die, very sad? What has Happen to Nicon insurance office on Idejo Victoria island, Enegy oil with filling station without overgrown weed and others? He should cover his face in Shame although he is good at running his mouth on fake achivement at people detriment? No thanks to our corrupt leaders.

    1. D bank dat gave him d depositors' money should b ashamed too. They need to cover their faces with two hands. Can u imagine, "Lizard too wanted to b recognised in d mist of wild animals"

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