Patrick Chidolue:The brain behind Nigeria’s fastest growing private company, Chelsea Group
By Daniel Dallas:
From my personal research conducted in January 2017 about prominent private companies in Nigeria, Chelsea Group Ltd came out tops.
Several parameters were used in reaching this conclusion which includes how long the company has been in existence, how much it has been able to achieve with little or no government patronage, partnerships with other international corporate bodies, its previous projects, completed and future projects, as well as its dominance all over the country.
Let’s talk about Chelsea Group –
Chelsea Group Ltd is a private company domiciled in Nigeria. Its CEO and Executive Chairman is Chief Patrick Chidolue (Nnabuenyi). The accomplished entrepreneur is famed for being one of the pioneering investors in the telecommunication industry as he owned the defunct Cellcom telecommunication land line which was later sold off to Visaphone.
Chief Patrick Chidolue
Currently, Chelsea Group Ltd has matured into a Nigerian multinational conglomerate company with interests in Hospitality, Construction, Real Estate, Power, Oil & Gas, Education and Agriculture.
There are Chelsea Hotels Ltd in Central Area district & Wuse 2, Abuja and Chelsea Suites in Lagos; all five star hotels. The move to facilitate Chelsea Hotel, Ikeja is in the offing as well. There is also Patty Joy shopping complex.
Chidol Properties Ltd and Patnasonic Industies Ltd are two subsidiary companies that handle the real estate business arm of Chelsea Group Ltd. As a matter of fact, a multi-million naira Patnasonic estate has been completed in Abuja and the Patnasonic Phase 2 project is on-going.
There are Chelsea Farms in Kogi state and Anambra state. Although farming has not commenced in the latter state, the 10,000 hectares of land in Kogi is currently being ploughed. Reports also have it that partnership with a top South African firm is imminent. This is good news for Nigeria’s economy.
With Nigerian University commissioned approval secured, the construction of Chelsea University is completed in Gwarimpa, FCT and academic activities are billed to commence by September 2018.
Simply put, theirs is a case of vision meeting societal yearnings; Jack of many trades and master of all. Given the humble beginnings of this Company like every other dream of an entrepreneur, with how far it has gone and how fast it is growing into a force to reckon with, my conclusion that it is the fastest growing private company in Nigeria is in no way exaggerated.