Kola Karim, the polished and stylish international businessman as well as the CEO of Shoreline Energy has done it again. The man whose specialty is starting companies and nurturing them to success recently threw his weight behind the Atiku Abubakar presidential campaign. KK who is fiercely loyal to his friends is also always there to lend a hand. In fact, he never supports in half measures; he goes the whole hog.
Kola Karim has allegedly promised a support of $ 30.5 million to Atiku’s presidential ambition. He also promised another ₦9 billion before the end of January. With that, Atiku will have no problem prosecuting his presidential campaign. Apart from the funds coming at the right time, it will most likely turbo-charge the former Vice-President’s campaign which is already moving at full speed.
Those in the know have revealed that the relationship between Atiku and Karim did not just start. They have been close from way back and not only does Atiku believe in him as one of Nigeria’s most successful entrepreneurs, he had seen greatness in him even as a young entrepreneur. Karim, on the other hand, believes in the Atiku project, especially for the good of Nigeria and Nigerians.
Apart from Shoreline where he is the CEO, Karim controls a number of other companies including Costain West Africa where he is Chairman of the Board. 49-year-old Kola Karim has also been a Director of Nigerian Ropes Plc since March 2008.
His company, by the way, recently acquired 51% stake in Entrepose, a leading provider of construction and mechanical services to international oil companies.
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