Lagos—Mr. Michael Diongoli, the founder and CEO of UK-Dion conglomerate has hinted that he is set to launch the Micheal Diongoli Foundation (MDF).
He stated that he is launching the foundation to put structures in place for his humanitarian services ranging from support for entrepreneurial projects, MSMEs funding, scholarship schemes, among others.
The Bayelsa-born financial expert and philanthropist who made this known during a parley with newsmen at his office in Lagos averred that the foundation would focus on supporting small and medium scale enterprises with necessary funds.
“We would have a programme that empowers businesses and would also run a scholarship programme for both academic and vocational skills.
“The idea is to sponsor a good number of youths who have the passion to learn but don’t have the funds in line with their given career paths and areas of interest, ”he said.
Diongoli, a recipient of several awards including the African Finance Award, 2020, African Corporate Leadership Award, 2021, African Banking Brands Award, 2021, African Banks Excellence Award, 2021 and Institute Of Management Specialists in the UK Awards, 2021 revealed that the foundation would also look out for old people and widows across the nation.
He appreciated his wife and family for always supporting his ideas and vision stating that their support provides a soothing haven to operate from.
“I would say I have been fortunate to have a supportive family that understands my engagements, supports my vision and provides a soothing haven to operate from.
“When the home-front is at peace, business would thrive, and this has been my case/situation/story/reality,” Diongoli said.