When. A couple of years back. Architect Fifi Ejindu declared, as she clocked fifty that she believed that she had achieved much for herself, therefore, she would live the remainder of her life giving back to society, many thought it was the euphoria of the celebrations that prompted the statement.
With time, she has however proven cynics wrong.
Apart from her activities in the fashion and arts scene which has become more pronounced in the last couple of years, Princess Fifi Ejindu recently opened another vista in giving back to society by initiating a multi-million dollar oil and gas harbour which is expected to be constructed in her home town, Jamestown and completed in the next eighteen months.
Work has already begun at the site after the turning of surd by the State Governor some months back.
The 500million dollar project is being co-financed by Chinese investors.
Meanwhile, among her own kinsmen, Princess Fifi Ejindu, who holds the title Obonganwan King James meaning the Princess Royale of Jamestown, has assumed a larger than life image given the enormity of the project she has decided to site in her own community. Each time she visits Jamestown these days, they see her as their hero.
Young and old alike, they have come to see her as not only the face of hope for Jamestown where the harbour is located but also for the state in general.
Curiously, this is not the only project she has been able to attract to the state as a member of the Committee set up by the Governor to help attract foreign investment to the state in the shortest possible time. Her committee has been instrumental to bringing in other laudable investments to the State.
Ultimately, when the oil and gas harbour project is completed, thousands of indigenes of the community and the state in general would benefit from gainful employment as well as other ancillary services that they can offer to the teaming people that would work there.