Chief Loretta Aniagolu is the CEO of FIT Group of Companies. She is the promoter and pioneer for the development of HELIU, Nigeria’s Health City and Residences in Nigeria, on Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway, Enugu, Enugu State. The district is expected to host a 250-Bed, Multi-Specialty Hospital, the first Hilton Hotel in the South East of Nigeria, over 1, 000 Homes and other facilities. Her unique approach to achieving affordable elegance in designs and infrastructure, sets her Estates apart from others. For instance, her Estates are the only ones with 20-year, maintenance free, concrete roads and solar energy.
While in the Mining Sector, before closing the mines due to insecurity, Chief Aniagolu was the only Miner that exploited and processed raw lead for export from Nigeria. She was able to achieve this by employing rare innovation in the processing applications.
She has over 40 years of experience, spanning Banking, Finance, Real Estate Development and the Mining Sectors; she is better known for her commitment and support for the Advocacy for Equal and Human Rights, as well as, Philanthropy, which earned her recognition and honors in Igbo and Yoruba regions.
Chief Aniagolu continues to commit part of her earnings and companies’ resources to supporting the education of indigent students and empowering/funding of women entrepreneurs, as a way to improving the welfare of their families, increase their self-esteem and enable them contribute to their communities’ development. Furthermore, FIT values its management and staff, ensuring their productivity is high by providing work place comfort, training and welfare. For instance, the Company provides free medical care, lunch to its management and staff, as well as, local and overseas training.
Chief Aniagolu served as the Economic Adviser and Coordinator for Economic Development to the Government of Enugu State from 1993 to 1999. During that period, she rejigged the concept and process of delivering Donor Projects in Nigeria, to produce the early version of the Micro Credit Pilot Document, under the auspices of the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, which ultimately metamorphosed into the Micro Credit Banking you see in Nigeria today. During the same period, she worked with a Mass Literacy NGO, to introduce a unique method of simultaneously teaching Women both Skills Acquisition and Literacy, making adult learning more attractive, easy and practical.