Borno billionaire businessman and chairman of Oriental Energy Resources, Muhammdu Indimi, said he never had any formal education and learnt English Language by listening and associating with people.
In an interview with Premium Times, Indimi, whose son is married to President Buhari’s daughter, said he now supervises people with master’s and Ph.D.s who are working in his organisation.
“Thank God today, as an unlettered person by western standards I still supervise people with master’s and Ph.D.s who are working in my organisation,”
“As a matter of fact, if any of my employees wants to approach me with any project proposal or some kind of memo or presentation, they have to be well-prepared and make sure they did their home work well because they know I will definitely point out any error therein. So, Alhamdullillahi, I thank God for his kindness upon me.”
Indimi said he learnt how to speak English by listening and associating with people who spoke the language.
“It may interest you to know that I have never been to any formal school all my life. No teacher of western education can say he or she had taught me how to pronounce the alphabet ‘A’ in my life.
“I simply learnt by listening and associating with people. I am a very committed person when it comes to learning and adapting.”
Speaking on the $900,000 he donated to Lynn University, US, where 10 of his children graduated from, Indimi said the money was to build a bigger lecture hall in the university.
“The students approached me and asked if I could be available to give them an insight as to how I was able to accomplish such business successes without any form of formal education,” Indimi said.
“What they wanted was some kind of talk or lecture. And when I went to share my experience with them, I found out that the venue was too small for the crowd that attended the programme, and it was from there I pledged to help them build a better and befitting lecture for the faculty.”