Engr. Mustapha Kazeem Lusty: A Man Dedicated to Lifting the Needy Out of Poverty
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is all about saving life and making the world a better place for all. It could come in various shapes and forms. The bottom line is positive impact.
Engr Mustapha Kazeem Lusty, the CEO of Kontz Engineering Services has always wanted to save lives in any way possible. That passion would have found expression through his going to study medicine. However the phobia for blood and injection wouldn’t allow him to forge on.
Notwithstanding, the passion still found a bearing on something else which he loved doing and through which he could still positively touch lives the way he would have loved to do, had he studied medicine. He took up studying engineering. And today he says with confidence that he wouldn’t have made a better decision if he had studied something else.
“I would be sincere with you; I think the best I have chosen is to be an Engineer. I have always wanted to be one.
“Actually, I like to be a life saver, unfortunately I did not go into the medical line because during my younger age I disliked injections and blood, so I said let me go into Biomedical Engineering, through which I can provide medical equipment for saving lives.”
On graduation, the man, whose philosophy of life is impacting lives and adding value, underwent various certifications, within and outside the country, in order to fully channel his engineering acumen, to protect the lives of the masses.
So when he set up Kontz Engineering, he knew as a matter of fact, what he actually wanted. “What gives you joy is when you see that you have been able to impact life and add value, as long as you are contributing your own quota, no matter how small, it keeps you going.”
Kontz Engineering Services Ltd is into various kinds of security apparatuses both on land, sea and air (ports, harbours, airports) etc. This they do by rendering the following services:
Design, advise, supply and install a wide range of perimeter protection and border security systems all around Nigeria. For the oil and gas sector, which is very crucial for our economic sustenance, Kontz Engineering Service provides expert protection for their highly valuable equipment and installations.
They are professionals in the installation and maintenance of X-ray baggage, cargo and pallet scanners. They also have the maritime industry covered with their divers’ communication systems which is used to detect and curb unauthorised access to restricted areas.
On land, their services include provision of a whole lot of security technologies and infrastructures such as access control systems, surveillance systems, scanners, automated gate and door systems, fire and burglary detection systems, all to ensure your buildings are fully secured from unwanted intruders.
“When it comes to top-notch security solutions, what comes to mind is Kontz Engineering (Services) Limited. With a vast knowledge of security and safety products, nothing comes close to Kontz. Kontz offers solutions in these listed sectors and environments.
“We are one of the most reliable in Nigeria when it comes to security and safety products. Kontz Engineering (Services) Limited prolific range covers all forms of safety, risk-reduction, defence and security products.”
For their services for the protection of lives and properties, they were awarded Best Provider of Automated Security Equipment in Nigeria by the Nigerian Institute of Industrial Security.
A moral crusader, Mustapha Kazeem frowns on the current rave of youth wanting to make it overnight at all cost and advises that parents imbibe morality in their children so that we can have a future generation that is better: “We have destroyed the morals of the next generation, but luckily it is not totally destroyed, because if we look at the generation and population we have in Nigeria, the youth are about 60 per cent and Nigeria youths can control the world.
“Nigerian youths own the future if they manage it very well. They would have to hijack their future from the older generation. It is not all about hijacking it, what is important, is being ready to pay the price. Because we have a damaged morality, our youth now think that the only thing that is called growth is to have money, false enrichment. There is a difference between having money and being wealthy. Wealth is riches that are planted to grow continuously, meaning you have to invest continuously and grow the wealth.”
“It is very important that we understand that when you go to school, you are creating wealth. When you start implementing what you have learnt in school, you are promoting and adding value. You are promoting the world. So it is very important that the younger generation should train themselves because some of our parents have failed in giving their children morality. The younger generations have to reborn themselves. You have to start competing with good values and make a positive impact in society.
“The whole world has improved. It is only Nigeria that has refused to develop. There are opportunities in Nigeria; there is nothing you bring into this country that would not sell. So there are opportunities but there are prices you need to pay to grow those opportunities. Nigeria youths should look more into these prices than look into competing those that have stolen wealth or have short time riches that cannot grow. They should plan and create wealth and become an impact on the globe.
“So if we choose any religion, we should ensure that we are knowledgeable about other religions we did not choose, so we can have a reason why we did not make those choices.”
Kazeem spoke against politicizing religion and narrated that the challenge with the country is ignorance and laziness in studying to acquire knowledge.
“As long as our religion is based on knowledge, we would have a solution. Unfortunately for us, all the religions that we have in the whole world, even from the devilish religion, came from the same generation and we have not heard in history that these same people were killing themselves because of religion.”
While expressing his views on what constitutes corporate social responsibility, the one-time president of Rotary Club of Somolu disclosed that it actually impacts you, the initiator the most. According to him, people always think that when they do corporate social responsibility, that they are giving. On the contrary, he noted, you are actually giving to yourself, because when you touch life, you get life in return, and it also indirectly gives you salvation and prosperity, opens doors and lets you live in peace. “It gives a mentality that you need what you are trying to acquire. I have been in Rotary for so many years now, I was once a president of Rotary Club of Somolu for two years, the way Rotary club is touching lives Globally is something wonderful.”