Working with the giants of Africa

In Africa we have true visionaries changing the landscape that is Nigeria. A world-class lifestyle destination, Asokoro Island is located among undulating hills in Abuja’s most exclusive district. Combining panoramic views of the area’s lush and biodiverse landscape, with unparalleled residential and recreational facilities, it offers residents and visitors alike a unique perspective on Nigerian living. Asokoro Island is a unique integrated development that will feature its eco-friendly credentials ideal for business, private and diplomatic residence and for work, play and leisure. Even the Giants of Africa agree: Aliko Dangote, Africa’s wealthiest man, recently stated that Asokoro Island is “world

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Motivated by money?

We operate in a worldwide Capitalist paradigm that looks unlikely to be shifted to Communism anytime soon (much to Karl Marx’s chagrin) and in this paradigm we believe that everyone is motivated my money. This is particularly true of sales incentives and financial target based bonuses but we are all operating in this paradigm and I guess that 95% of us are not actually motivated by the money alone. We value so much more in our employ that we group together to call ‘job satisfaction’.  “Men and women want to do a good job, and if they are provided the

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Asokoro Island – the jewel of Abuja

It has been an amazing journey so far for the team at Asokoro Island. Providing a prestige lifestyle and combined use facility of the highest calibre in the heart of Africa – Abuja – was the vision of the Chairman, Suleiman Yahyah. This vision has come to life with the help of quality designers and architects, culminating in a successful “soft launch”, which produced 47 commitments to phase 1 in one evening. The future is bright! Quazar has had the pleasure of being involved with this project, helping to develop this vision and a set of values for the team

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What is Human Capital to you?

We are blessed to operate across so many different countries with diverse cultures mostly in Africa but in Europe and the United States as well where the term Human Capital means so many different things to different people. At Quazar, Human Capital is all about the development of talent as opposed to the management of Human Resources. Paul drives our Human Capital output and his passion and purpose is ‘realising the talent in others’. Sounds kind of airy-fairy but as Paul notes “we all have the ability to be or do whatever it is in life that we want to

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Building a vision for a Nigerian first

Nahco Airport Free Trade Zone is  a first for Nigeria: a groundbreaking trade concept set to stimulate business growth and economic development in the region. Quazar has been involved with this revolutionary project from the early days, most recently developing a Vision and a set of Values to help guide the team and the process as the business takes shape. A full board meeting and strategic session was recently hosted by Quazar in Cape Town; the beautiful surroundings helping to inspire creative, forward-thinking discussion. The extended Nigerian team and professionals from IDI in Ireland (experts in successful Free Trade Zone development)

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Asokoro Island Breaks Ground

An auspicious day for one of our favourite clients! Ground has officially been broken on the Asokoro Island project. The formal handover took place onsite on 4 November, attended by Asokoro Island directors, management and staff. Also present at the proceedings were luminaries from across the spectrum including VIP’s from local government, the commercial banking sector and members of the press. The Chairman, Suleiman Yahyah (OON) spoke on his vision for Asokoro Island and what this prestigious development will mean to the international investor market and most especially to the people of Nigeria. Following press interviews, the Chairman made the formal handover

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