Sheriff Shagaya: When Giving Becomes a Habit

Sheriff Shagaya: When Giving Becomes a Habit

Givers never lack is a popular cliché that depicts the reward of giving. The life of Sheriff Shagaya centers around giving back to society. Thus, we must celebrate this astute businessman and philanthropist from Kwara State.

Sheriff Shagaya is a suave, urbane and astute businessman par excellence from Ilorin, Kwara State Nigeria.

He was born on July 7, 1980, into the popular Shagaya’s family. His dad, Alhaji Ganiyu Shagaya is a successful transport mogul while his mum, Hajiya Muinat Bola Shagaya is a businesswoman and a fashion enthusiast.

He had his basic education at the Federal Staff School and University Staff School, Ilorin, Kwara State. He is an alumnus of the prestigious Adesoye College Offa, Kwara State and Malvern College, Great Malvern, Worcester, England. He bagged a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Economics with Second Class Upper Division from University of Bradford, England.

Though born into an affluent family, Sheriff has distinguished himself as a resourceful and ingenious young man. His business acumen is sine-qua-non and everything he touches turns to gold.

As the first child of his parents, Sheriff was trained to be responsible and disciplined. He commands respect wherever he goes because he is smart and intelligent.

Sheriff Shagaya: When Giving Becomes a Habit
Sheriff Shagaya

As a businessman with unrivalled business acumen, Sheriff believes in taking risks. He is well aware that in life, you win some and lose some. That is one of the secrets of his success.

This business mogul has a vast knowledge of Nigeria’s private sector. Sheriff co-founded Phoenix Energy Nigeria Ltd in 2004, he founded Kashton Concepts Nigeria Ltd in 2005 and thereafter, established Maron Oil and Gas Ltd.

Fortunately, both Kashton Concepts Nigeria Ltd and Maron Oil and Gas Ltd have become reputable players in the oil and gas downstream sector, dealing mainly with the importation and distribution of petroleum products all over the nation.

Sheriff also delved into real-estate where he has made remarkable success. Kashton Homes Ltd has been involved in various real estate projects in Lagos and Abuja.

This business tycoon has through his foundation, Salman Shagaya Foundation, lifted many families out of poverty in Kwara state.

Salman Shagaya Foundation which was founded in 2014, has consistently empowered so many youths in Kwara State, supported thousands of petty business owners with the non-refundable credit facility, given widows a new lease to life, and made life worth living for the elderly in the society.

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Sheriff has lightened up thousands of homes in Kwara through his “4,000 Homes Solar Project”. The scheme is geared towards providing alternative power supply to ease the challenge of electricity in Kwara communities. This gesture is very significant because whoever lightens up people’s homes will never experience darkness in theirs.

Sheriff Shagaya is a detribalized man. North, South, Central, his name resonates everywhere because of his magnanimity.

His COVID-19 intervention package cannot be forgotten in a hurry. While some persons utilized the distribution of palliatives as a PR tool, Sheriff distributed palliatives to the indigent in the society to cushion the effect of the hardship they experienced during the lockdown.

This quintessential young man has bagged several awards for his philanthropic gestures.

Sheriff is married and blessed with lovely children.

Sherrif Shagaya, Kwarans are proud of you. You have stamped your footprints on the sands of time and posterity will forever be kind to you.

When giving becomes a habit, exploits become a must.

Aregbesola Glory


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