Didoz Club and Lounge has won the prestigious Ikeja City Award of Excellence as the Best Club of the Year 2018 for its outstanding services in the entertainment and hospitality industry in the Country.
The excellence award was presented to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Club, Engr. Fidel Onwodi by the president of Ikeja City Awards, Mr. Olugbemiro Sola during the 13th anniversary celebration of the existence of the Award, on Sunday 9th December, 2018 at the influential Presken Hotel and Resort Limited, Ikeja, Lagos the commercial Capital of Nigeria.
The impressive ceremony was witnessed by very eminent personalities that make impact in the city of Lagos, which included the representative of the APC Governorship Candidate for Lagos State, Chief Babajide San-olu, the Chairman of Ikeja Local Government, Engr. Mojeed Balogun and the Chairman of Presken Hotel and Resorts, Mr. Momoh Kadiri who chaired the ceremony.
Presenting the award, the President of Ikeja City Awards, Mr. Olugbemiro Sola described Didoz as a great creation of a man that has the knack for excellence and high quality, stressing that the club over the years has established standard obtainable in any advanced countries of the would like America and Europe.
“Your standard is of International class and with all amount of sincerity, Didoz has redefined night clubbing in Nigeria. With what you have done you have indeed added value to the entertainment, hospitality and gaming industry in our dear country, Nigeria.
“Mr. Chairman, to arrive at our decision which we are executing today, we put into consideration, not only standard, but also appreciate the fact that this club being honored has provided jobs to very many of our people in this country, thereby helping to comb the unemployment challenge in Nigeria. I therefore on behalf of the Ikeja City Awards present to you, this Award of Excellence as the Best Club of the Year 2018 to the glory of God,” Olugbemiro stated.
Responding on behalf of the Club, the CEO of Didoz Club and Lounge, Engr. Fidel Onwodi who was at the event with top management of Didoz Group expressed the appreciation of the company for the award and said that management of the Night Club will not relent in their efforts in maintaining the uncommon standard that they have established over the years, even as he dedicated the award to every staff of the Club who he noted God has used as instruments to climb to the height they have achieved in the hospitality and entertainment industry in Nigeria.
In an interview, Engr. Onwodi said that he had always strived for excellence in all his endeavours, adding that even as a renowned politician he has continued to grow his business without for one day depending on government’s patronage.
“Politics is an opportunity to serve the people, it is not for us to make money. Real people with the love for the people don’t make money in politics, rather, they add their own resources into politics and governance, for the fact that it is a calling and not a business where you make money,” Onwodi noted, even as he called on politicians to diversify their economic base in order to reduce their dependence on government patronage.
“Instead of waiting for government to provide remunerations for politicians, they should have other streams of incomes, strive for excellence and provide employment for others,” he said.
The renowned business man also urged government to provide more conducive environment for Small and Medium Enterprises and businesses where jobs could be created, noting that government alone cannot employ everybody.
“Government should encourage the growth of SMEs in order to create more platforms for job employment and self dependence for our teeming youths and entrepreneurs in Nigeria”, he stressed.
Onwodi, a well known PDP chieftain in Delta State from Aniocha North Local Government Area, however, called on all aggrieved politicians in Aniocha North and Delta State to work together for the re-election of Hon. Engr. Emeka Nwaobi into the State House of Assembly and Governor Ifeanyi Okowa as the Governor of the State and indeed all other candidate of the PDP, saying, “I’m also aggrieved and disgruntled, but I remained in the party because I believe it is only through PDP that meaningful development can continue to come to Anioma Nation.”
Engr. Fidel Onwodi who once worked for multiple multi-national oil companies gave up his lucrative oil and gas career to serve his people and as an active and grassroots politician, was a onetime House of Representatives aspirant for Aniocha Oshimili federal constituency were he contested for the seat with Rt. Hon. Onyeameachi Mrakpor at the 2014 Primary elections of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.