Azman Group Boss Alhaji Abdulmunaf Yunusa Sarina To Be Conferred With Igbo Chieftaincy Title
By Iwedi Ojinmah 2 months ago
Its been a very good couple of weeks for Alhaji Abdulmunaf Yunusa Sarina, President and CEO of Azman Air Services Limited and Azman Oil and Gas Limited,
A few weeks after he was conferred with an honorary doctorate degree by one of the fastest-growing private universities in the South East, Gregory University, Uturu (below), Alhaji Abdulmunaf Yunusa Sarina, will be conferred with a chieftaincy title by Eze Cletus Ilomuanya, the Obi of Obinugwu, and Chairman Igbo Traditional Rulers Forum
According to a letter by Chief Jonathan Offordumeme, secretary to the monarch, the Obi of Obinugwu who also doubles as the Chairman of the Igbo Traditional Rulers Forum and Obi-in-Council, has resolved to confer on Sarina, a befitting chieftaincy title in Igbo land.
He will be conferred with the title on January 11, 2020, at the Eze’s Palace in Obinugwu, situated in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State.
The Azman Group Chairman, according to the monarch, is being honoured with the chieftaincy title for his sterling leadership qualities and outstanding contributions to entrepreneurship in Nigeria.
The Kano-born businessman has played a key role in the country’s business sector for over 35 years, with Azman commencing operations in 1975 as part of renowned transporter, Sani Brothers Group, who was one of the major transporters of Total Nigeria Plc in the northern part of Nigeria.
Sarina then decided to expand his company’s business interest by venturing into the downstream sector of the oil and gas industry in Nigeria.
As a result of the ambitious expansion plan, Azman Oil, as of today, has more than 50 filling stations nationwide and about 200 trucks in its fleet to transport petroleum products across the country.
Not content to rest on his laurels, Sarina expanded his business portfolio into the highly-competitive aviation sector by establishing Azman Air in 2010.
The airline began commercial operations in 2014 with its first commercial flight from the Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on May 15, 2014. The airline currently operates return flights from Lagos to Abuja, Kano, Kebbi, Kaduna, Yola, Gombe, Maiduguri and Port Harcourt.
Within eight years, the company has also operated international routes and is regarded as one of the leading airlines in the country.
His Chieftaincy name is being kept under wraps till the day of the coronation.