MEET FRANK OSHANUGOR
By Frank Oshanugor
One of Nigeria’s Real Estate investors and Chief Executive Officer of CDV Properties Development Limited, Dr. Charles Ndubuisi Mba has been honoured by the SUN Newspaper group with Real Estate Investor of the Year 2022 Award.
The event which took place at the weekend in the Expo Convention Centre, Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island Lagos also witnessed the recognition and award of honour in different categories to some other Nigerians.
Chief Mba whose real estate company has steadily moved the stakes higher in the real estate sector over the years attracted the attention of the SUN Newspaper group ostensibly due to several unique selling points that stand CDV Properties out. These include Chief Mba’s business ingenuity, innovative-ness and astute investment acumen in the management of the company.
His real estate company has consistently developed and delivered prized but affordable apartments in different choice locations in Lagos and environ. These include CDV Mini Estate, WhiteOak Estate, Southlake Homes Phase 1, 2 & 3, Diank Terraces and Applewood Estates.
As a man cut out for great things, Charles Mba; a graduate of Microbiology from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka has also ventured into civil engineering with his 34V Engineering Nigeria Limited which is a major player in road construction. Besides these, he has also invested into education by setting up and managing Jason’s Tender Care – a school in Lagos.
Quite conscious of the fortunes bestowed on him by divine arrangement, Dr. Mba has humbly remained philanthropic, giving back to society via his Charly Mba Foundation. A good number of indigent students who have so far benefitted from his kind heartedness through the Foundation are now engineers, medical doctors, lawyers and so on.
Other recipients of the SUN Newspaper awards at the occasion included Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, Chairman of BUA Group, Alhaji Abdulsamad Rabiu (Man of the Year), Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos, Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State, Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State (Governor of the Year), Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State (Courage in Leadership) an Mrs. Nkechi Ikpeazu, First lady of Abia State (Most Supportive First Lady), Chief Augustine Okoro and Mr. Benson Madubuko.
Over the years, prior to the SUN award, Dr. Charles Mba had been honoured with several awards which include The Nigerian Entrepreneurs Award of Excellence, The Dignity of Man Award from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka Alumni Association, Lagos Branch, The African Prize for Leadership Excellence as the Property Development Personality of the Year 2017, The Award of Outstanding Recognition & Inspirational Leadership, Excellence Award in West Africa by the Chartered Institute of Public Resources Management & Politics, Ghana in 2020 amongst others.
The CDV Properties Chieftain also holds Honorary Doctorate from the European America University, Commonwealth of Dominican.
Quite humbled by the honour bestowed on him, Chief Mba in receiving the award thanked the management and staff of the SUN Newspaper for considering him worthy of the award. He appreciated his wife and family for the support he has continuously received from them. He also paid tribute to his members of staff, associates and friends who have been source of encouragement.