Kiddwaya’s billionaire father, Terry Waya has claimed that he played a pivotal role in the development of Banana Island; a luxury artificial Island in Lagos state.
Mr Waya speaking in an interview with BBC News Pidgin, revealed that he was not born into a wealthy home but his fate turned around when former Military Head of State, General Ibrahim Babandiga, awarded him the contract to develop Banana Island.
According to the Benue-born billionaire, he got the contract to execute the development of the area before he handed over the job to Chagoury.
In his words;
“That Banana Island was given to me. Not many people know that I discovered that Banana Island. I brought Chagoury to do the project. Nobody knew that there was a Banana Island there.
“One day, I visited one of my closest friends called General Adisa who was the minister of works at the time. I, then, saw a big poster behind him with the words Banana Island. I asked him about it and he said that they were looking for a partner to do the work and then sell the land together.
“He said that the government will have their share and the partners too will have their share. I told him I was interested and he said no problem. And that was how Banana Island came to live”.