One of the things most Africans across the globe can relate to is hard work. To exploit the natural resources given to us a lot of effort had to be put in. This diligence has reflected in other parts of an African’s life.
Chika Emenike is a Nigerian from Urualla in Ideato North Local Government Area in Imo state. He was born on the 23rd of July, 1969 and had his early education in Urualla and Nnewi in the 1980s.
He started his business with the sum of 3,000 naira in 1990. He used to carry and take stock of people’s goods to know which they had in case a customer needed such goods and from there he started building up. He started trading under the name Chitec Motors Nig. ltd. The zeal and passion he had for his business led to the birth of the KOTEC group which was officially registered and incorporated in 2001 as a holding company. He diversified and introduced Tummy Tummy Foods ltd in 2009 and several other subsidiaries. At the moment KOTEC is one of the leading companies dealing in motorcycle spare parts.
Chike Emenike has contributed greatly to the development of the nation’s economy. He has created employment opportunities for over three thousand youths in his factories. He has also helped a lot of people establish their own businesses by assisting financially or introducing them to his foreign partners. He has sponsored several projects and programs of organizations and groups. On his 53rd birthday, he gave one million naira each to 24 youths in his community as start up funds; his reason for doing so was so that those that have dreams will not end up wasting, he understood that some may not use it wisely but that did not deter him; he also pointed out that it will also encourage other people with the resources to help out those looking for funds to carry out their ideas.
He has also received awards and titles both within and outside of Nigeria.
Despite being an award winning and title holding billionaire, he has not forgotten the principles of working hard and getting his hands dirty as during the lockdown he kept himself busy by planting yam seedlings. He was spotted recently doing the farm work by himself.