While there have been many people who have impacted positively on the life of kitchen industrial equipment businessman, Abuchi Vincent Iloanya, the Managing Director of Abutex Food Equipment company, one man who remains a blessing to him is Facebook founder, Mark Zukerberg.
Iloanya, who has been able to position his company, Abutex as one of Nigeria’s number one food equipment companies in a chat with Tribuneone revealed how the billionaire Internet entrepreneur who owns both Facebook and Instagram has impacted his life and business.
Speaking on the expansion of his trade and how Zukerberg inspired him, Iloanya said the expansion of his business began some years back using online marketing platforms, Jiji and OLX.
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“My business expanded long time ago using Jiji and OLX for marketing tools. But it expanded and blew the moment I started using Instagram. Instagram has been a blessing to me I won’t lie. Instagram brought my business out there and connected me to so many big people in the society.
Celebrities and politicians all patronize me, all thanks to my mentor, Mark Zuckerberg,” he said.
Speaking further, the entrepreneur revealed he wouldn’t be where he’s today, saying “Zuckerberg gave me the biggest platform to showcase my business and connects me to a lot of customers. That alone is an inspiration and I’m hoping to have a glimpse of him someday,” he said.
According to him, the company started four years ago after serving apprenticeship for six years under a master, who taught him the rudiments of the business.
When he graduated he took the business a step further by applying digital tools to market his products.
He added that, he has now emerged az one supplier to many big bakeries, restaurants and supermarkets across the country.