From simplifying the process of legally obtaining a second citizenship and residency permits abroad through their various programmes to contribute to the local community where they operate, RIF Trust, part of the Latitude Group, a leading international Citizenship and Residency by Investment advisory firm, is looking to give more opportunities on a global scale to individuals and businesses in Nigeria.
The company made the pledge at an event to mark its second anniversary in Nigeria.
The event, which featured a Luxury Networking Experience, Anniversary Ball and Charity Auction and Football Charity Match, was attended by prominent local and international individuals.
“We desire to continue to expand our business operations and engage with more Nigerians, including in Abuja and Lagos, on what freedom is about and how RIF Trust is committed to S.M.I.L.E. (Security, Mobility, Investment Opportunities, Lifestyle, Employment and Education) to our clients globally,” Ranny Muasher, B2B Regional Director and managing director, RIF Trust Nigeria, said.
The MD also said that RIF Trust avails individuals and businesses visa-free travel to over 140 countries, first-class education, high-quality healthcare options, and greater security through its second Citizenship and Residency by Investment programmes and has successfully assisted over 5,000 clients and their families around the world in securing this in its ten years of operations globally and two years in Nigeria.
The Luxury Networking Event, which took place at Jake’s Club, Shehu Musa Yar’ Adua Centre, Abuja, in partnership with Glenfiddich and The Luxury Network, had in attendance Mimoun Assraoui, CEO of RIF Trust, Vice Chairman of Latitude Group, David Regueiro, Group Chief Operating Officer and Managing Partner, RIF Trust and Latitude Group, Ranny Muasher, B2B Regional Director and Managing Partner of RIF Trust Nigeria, Teka Jibril, Regional Director Africa, Zuberu Kadiri, Country Manager of RIF Trust Nigeria, John Obi Mikel, Global Brand Ambassador, RIF Trust and Latitude Group, Eddie Madaki, Meta Luxury Manager for Glenfiddich Nigeria and Samuel Abiola-Jacobs, Managing Director, The Luxury Network Nigeria.
“The Anniversary Ball and Charity Auction are one of the many ways we celebrate our mission to create freedom for families with the second citizenship and residency programmes while giving back to some of the most vulnerable members of society”, said Zuberu Kadiri, Country Manager of RIF Trust Nigeria.
“We had items on auction, including a signed portrait of our Global Brand Ambassador, which was created by local artist Osa Seven to raise funds for The Special Foundation. We are thrilled to bring together the local community to support the less privileged segments of our society,” she said.
The Anniversary Gala and Charity Auction, which was in partnership with Osa Seven, Urban Artist and Design Consultant, The Special Foundation, Glenfiddich and Redbull, took place at the Art Twenty One Gallery in Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The event was also graced by celebrities who believe in RIF Trust’s mission of freedom and are passionate about supporting less privileged children through The Special Foundation in accessing quality education, such as Arese Ugwu, Idia Aisien, Anna Banner, Sophie Alakija, Osa Seven and Enyinna Nwigwe amongst others.
RIF Trust rounded off its anniversary week with a Charity Football Match, which took place at Astro Soccer Nigeria Ltd, Astroturf 2000 on Osborne Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, where RIF Trust and Latitude Group’s Global Brand Ambassador, John Mikel Obi and Award Winning Comedian and Nollywood Director, Bovi Ugboma captained each team.
The Charity Football Match, in collaboration with The Special Foundation, was hosted by Supersport Presenter Chuey Chu.
The event was also attended by Nigerian A-listers such as Bovi Ugboma, Idia Aisien, Anna Banner, Sophie Alakija, and Enyinna Nwigwe, amongst others.
“I am delighted to have played my very first football match since I retired, especially in my home country, Nigeria. I am super grateful to the RIF Trust and Latitude Group team for organising this charity football event to raise funds for less privileged Nigerian children to get quality education through The Special Foundation,” John Obi Mikel, Global Brand Ambassador, RIF Trust and Latitude Group.
Speaking on the partnership, Oluwole Coker, Ambassador, The Special Foundation, said: “We are excited about this partnership with RIF Trust in supporting children to access quality education. RIF Trust is family to us and has supported our goals since its inception in the Nigerian market. We look forward to a long-term relationship with them and also to be part of their various initiatives and engagement to give equal opportunities to less privileged African children.”