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As the call for entrepreneurship as a viable panacea to Nigeria’s raging unemployment and economic downside increases; Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of 3Invest Limited, Ruth Obih, is one of the few Nigerian youths to have hide the call and seek to through entrepreneurship strengthen Nigeria’s economy. She has been named the Most Aspiring Business Person of the Year 2012. Obih was honoured with this award last Friday by the Nigerian Youth Economic Summit Group; organiser of the Nigerian Youth Merit Awards, NYMA and National Youth Economic Summit, NAYES.

The Nigerian Youth Merit Awards is an annual event aimed at recognizing outstanding achievements amongst youths in Nigeria as well as a few youth-friendly individuals and organizations that have shown unparalleled commitment to the development of Nigerian youths in various sectors of the economy and all works of life.

Obih’s award came against the backdrop of her passion and contributions to reposition Nigeria’s Real Estate Industry as an economic cash cow for the nation. In the past five years, Ruth Obih, young and enterprising, has risen to become a force to reckon with in Nigeria’s Real Estate. With different innovative and technologically-driven platforms, she has through creativity and innovation given voice to Real Estate in Nigeria.

Apparently motivated by the huge potentials locked in Nigeria’s Real Estate and the benefits of the sector to Nigerian’s emerging economy; Obih redefined the sector by making it attractive and convenient for investors and consumers to access information through “Real Estate On Air”, Nigeria’s first syndicated Real Estate Radio show; 3investonline.com, Nigeria’s premier Real Estate Information Service Portal; and Real Estate Unite, an annual business-to-business Real Estate Conference, exhibition and Awards aimed at elevating standards and making Nigeria’s Real Estate Market investible.

Presenting the award to Ruth Obih at the Awards night held at The Civic Centre, Lagos, Director General of the Mathematical Centre, Prof Solarin extoled Obih’s virtues and business acumen as a young Nigerian passionate about her industry and what she does.

Reacting after receiving the awards, Obih thanked the organisers of the awards, partners of her company and her team at 3Invest Limited. Ruth Obih has been in the forefront of Real Estate Revolution in Nigeria. Her zest and creativity has endeared her to major brands and personalities in the sector working on major projects such as; International Housing Finance Workshop, World Facility Management Day, Fine and Country Intensive Real Estate Marketing Training hosted by UK’s Real Estate Agency Trainer of the Year, Richard Rawlings. She was recently inducted as a life member of the Alumni Association of the Enterprise Development Centre, EDC, Pan-African University.

Ruth, a barrister at law expanded her skills to become a real estate analyst with committed passion for real estate practice. She is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of 3Invest Ltd, a Real Estate company specialized in providing acquisition and investment services for private clients and funds looking to invest in Nigeria’s real estate sector.

In the wake of the global financial meltdown and plummeting real estate value, Ruth found innovative ways to remain relevant in the industry. Thus, in January 2011, she started “3Invest Intelligence”, an innovative division of the company focused on real estate media and advocacy. Through the vision of 3invest intelligence, several thousand Nigerians and real estate investors have been empowered with useful and relevant information to make wise investment decisions. Her hard work and determination to make a meaningful impact in the industry has even caught the attention of FORBES AFRICA, which recently profiled her in September 2012 “as different”.


 


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