Oludoyi Julius Juwon better known as Mr Jay Autos LLC is an American based Auto dealer, Oil & Gas investor, and Realtor.
He decided recently to extent his philanthropy to Lagos residents by giving out free food and other relief materials needed to fight COVID-19.
He tells The Sun reasons behind the kind gesture, his advice for the government on the best ways to tackle COVID-19, inspiration behind his business, Jay Autos LLC and lots more.
Can you tell us about the COVID-19 giveaway?
I was born to the family of Otunba Dr. Paul and Mrs. Helen Oludoyi on June 5th, 1995.
My both parents from Kogi State in the North Central region of Nigeria. I am the youngest of four children, having two sisters and a brother. I went to school in Harmony secondary school, before proceeding to Salem University; a private university in Nigeria where I bagged my BSc. International Relations and Diplomacy. I graduated as one of best student in my set and also the President of my departmental Student Association ‘IRDSA’ (International Relations and Diplomacy Student Association) I led the first ever student delegation to Nigerian Min. Of Foreign Affairs and ECOWAS Commission.
What inspired your current business, Mr Jay Autos LLC?
The love for automobiles is one I discovered at a very young age. As a matter of fact, I started learning how to drive at the young age of 13.
However as regards selling of cars. I decided to change the narrative of the Nigerian Auto business by selling only clean Title non accidental cars, free of any form of mechanical fault. The wide spread of non road worthy cars on the Nigerian road spurred me to start sending clean cars to Nigeria for my clients/customers.
What two or three things do you want the government to do to make the environment friendlier to business people?
First thing is Security. The high rate of insecurity has discouraged a lot of private and public investors. If the government can expedite action in putting in place Adequate structures and apparatus to curtail the high level of insecurity it will go along way in growing the economy of Nigeria.
Then Power supply, the fact that Nigeria still doesn’t have enough power supply is very saddening. A nation referred to as the giant of Africa with enormous wealth both in capital, human and natural resources shouldn’t be in darkness till this very age and time. I will advise the government to make this one of their cardinal project and execute it ones and for all. It will drive a lot of foreign investors to Nigeria. I ones hard a chat with a director of Walmart stores in America and he said the only reason Walmart inc hasn’t sold franchise to any Nigerian is due to the inconsistent electric supply in the nation.
Also human Empowerment, no human no nation! Nigerian government should learn to empower her Citizens. Provide the necessary social amenities like standard schools, well equipped medical centers/hospitals, good roads, portable water and facilitate training programs for both the haves and the haves not to help develop skills that make them employable and also be an employer of labour.