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Ibukun Awosika, Bukky George Storms Excellence In Life Series 2.0

“The quality of a man’s life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavour”   – Vince Lomardi

Everywhere you go to today, across our beloved country Nigeria, mediocrity and impunity stare you in the face.  This sad development which pervades most facets of our national and private lives has now become a Sub-Culture. This also explains why most Nigerians prefer foreign products to Made-In-Nigeria ones, irrespective of price.  The reason for this is that the production of most foreign goods are driven by a Culture of Excellence.

It is in our patriotic quest to salvage our country, build a culture of excellence and leave a lasting legacy for future generations that we present to you, THE EXCELLENCE IN LIFE SERIES!

Excellence-In-Life, is not another Certification Course, because when it comes to Excellence, you don’t tender certificates.  Excellence is simply about doing things well, and it is WAR AGAINST MEDIOCRITY!

Excellence is not a skill.  It is an attitude. – Ralph Marston

The EXCELLENCE IN LIFE SERIES, a bi-monthly meeting is the tool by which the visionary, Dr. Femi Paul hopes to eradicate the prevalent Culture of Mediocrity and propagate in its place, the much needed Culture of Excellence.  This initiative promises to transform mindsets and inevitably optimize the potential of individuals, institutions and the nation alike.

Meet the speakers!

Mrs. Ibukun Awosika

Ibukun Abiodun Awosika born on December 24, 1962, she is a Business Magnate, Author and Motivational Speaker. She currently serves as Chairman of First Bank Nigeria Plc.

Ibukun worked as an audit trainee at Akintola Williams & Co. upon her love for architecture before she left for Alibert Nigeria Ltd. as showroom manager. In her quest to be independent, she established a furniture manufacturing company called Quebees Limited in 1989 before it evolved into The Chair Centre Limited and later SOKOA Chair Centre Limited following a venture merge with SOKOA S.A and Guaranty Trust Bank in 2004

A fellow of the African Leadership Initiative and Aspen Global Leadership Network, Ibukun is a member of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group, member of the board of Nigerian Sovereign Wealth Fund and Chairman, Board of Trustees of Women in Management, Business and Public Service. In 2011, she co-founded the Afterschool Graduate Development Centre, a career centre established in order to checkmate the high rate of unemployment in Nigeria.

On September 7, 2015, Ibukun became the first woman to be appointed Chairman of First Bank of Nigeria following the resignation of Prince Ajibola Afonja.

Mrs. Bukky George

 Bukky George

Bukky George is the Founder and CEO of HealthPlus Limited and CasaBella International.  She is a registered pharmacist with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain and the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria. She shares the benefits of focus, knowledge, networking and going the extra mile to succeed in life and business.

In 1987, she enrolled at the School of Pharmacy, College of Medicine, now Faculty of Pharmacy, at the University of Lagos to study Pharmacy. In 1992, she graduated with five awards as the best student on completing my Pharmacy degree. She began her internship at Lagos University Teaching Hospital. In the evenings of her Internship year, she got her first hand experience on retail pharmacy, or community pharmacy as some like to call it, at Onyx Pharmacy, GRA, Ikeja. Her national youth service was at Smithkline Beecham – now GSK.

She enjoyed her time in production, quality control and sales departments. After service, she worked at May & Baker for a little while as a medical representative, and then returned to Smithkline Beecham, still as a med rep. The excellent training she received from these organisations helped her to hone my selling, exhibiting and presentation skills; transforming me into a confident young professional. I added value and often emerged the best representative of the month.

Pastor Femi Paul

Femi Paul

He is highly respected for his ground breaking messages that breathe life into dead gifts and callings, Pastor Olufemi Paul, the founding and Senior Pastor of Grace Assembly, Lagos, Nigeria, is a very articulate and well-spoken man, with a vibrant and compelling personality that makes him a living experience.

He is a man endued with the spirit of excellence which pervades every area of his personal life and ministry. Pastor Femi Paul practices what he refers to as Intelligent Christianity, which is taking God at His Word and correctly applying it, not sentimentally twisting it to suit one’s whims.

A man of wisdom and excellence, Pastor Femi Paul is also very passionate about the divine principle of metamorphosis, believing that “People are bound to experience transformation if they would commit to the Word and Ways of God”.

Pastor Femi Paul, a down to earth teacher and an animated preacher of the Word, is a staunch advocate of Godly, Christ-like character and integrity, seeing these qualities as infinitely more to be desired than the riches and applause of the world.

He is an earnest man of prayer, who dearly longs to see, as the scriptures say, the manifestation of the sons of God. He believes Christians are the light of the world that should show the way and lead the world to Jesus Christ in true worship.

Pastor Femi Paul is a lawyer with formidable academic laurels, and vast work experience in legal practice and also in shipping/oil and gas.

He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in law from the renowned University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University). He holds a Master of Law degree in shipping law and Intellectual Property, from the University of London. He is also a certificate graduate of the Oxford Princeton School of Petroleum Studies in England.

Before going into full-time ministry, Pastor Femi Paul practiced Law at the prestigious Bentley Edu and Co. Law firm. He also worked at various times as Principal Partner – Orotope-Paul & Co., General Manager – Link Lines Ltd, Director of Business Development – Cloverleaf Shipping and finally, as General Manager, Operations – Ocean and Oil.

They we all be speaking on different topics at the conference.


Who Should Attend?

  • Corporate Executives
  • Business men and women
  • Aspiring & Budding Entrepreneurs
  • Young professionals
  • Civil Servants
  • Fresh Graduates and the general public.

The EIL Series is a bi-monthly workshop aimed at eradicating mediocrity from society, transforming mindsets and optimizing potential while propagating excellence. The theme of this edition is BREAKING NEW GROUNDS.

Dress code- Business casual


Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (WAT) – Add to Calendar


Standard Alliance Events Hall – Plot 1, Block 94 Providence Street, Lekki Phase 1, (same road as Pampers Private school), Lagos – View Map

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