US based businesswoman, socialite and philanthropist, Dr Sandra Duru today opened up on her vision and mission, as well spoke on her driving force that has guided her over the years.
Dr Sandra Duru, while speaking to our correspondent Mercy Anaele through video call, bared it all out.
“Some may say my vision is bigger than me,” Dr Sandra Duru said. “Yes, indeed, my vision is bigger than me. My vision is bigger than any single individual. My vision is for a better life for my people, the wonderful people of Imo State. Everything I have done in my life, have always been to ensure life is better for my people.
” You may say the people of Imo State, are my driving force. Despite the ups and downs I’ve had in the hands of my people, I’m not perturbed or discouraged.
“Yes, there have been times I considered just turning away from it all. I’m human and most times when you seem unappreciated by those who can do anything for, it can be discouraging. But I have faith in my people. They are all I have.
” I didn’t make my money in Imo State. I’ve lost more than I’ve gained from my people. But that doesn’t mean I will turn my back on them. I’ll keep giving my best, and hopefully, our vision and mission for a better life for every single son and daughter of Imo State is achieved.”
Reacting over her recent negative reviews of the Hope Uzodinma administration, Dr Sandra Duru stated.
“I don’t like to be bullied,” she stated. “I hate bullies. I hate executive rascality. What happened to Ambrose Nwaogwugwu, was bullying and executive rascality and I won’t be part of it. I won’t stand by and watch the government, toy with the life of such a vibrant young man. I won’t also keep quiet when our civil servants, our aged father and mothers who served Imo with the better part of their lives, are owed their salaries and pensions. That is cruelty as far as I am concerned, and I hate cruelty.
” If the Hope Uzodinma administration allows freedom of expression and speech by the opposition, which is the fundamental rights of every Imolite, as well as ensures prompt payment of salaries and pensions, and meets all the expectations of the people of Imo State, I won’t have any reason to criticise the government. But I will never be quiet, and no amount of threats to life which I have received a lot of it since the short life of this administration, will deter me from speaking out.”
Dr Sandra Duru is the Founder/CEO of Mgbeke LLC, a US based trading, beauty products, natural supplements and business development and management firm. She is also the Founder of 3 Ozone Community Development Initiative, a nonprofit organization with the development of Imo State as its focus. Dr Sandra Duru is also the Founder of The Unique Family Foundation TUFF, which is also a nonprofit organization that touches lives around the world.