Sir Emeka Offor Honoured with a Doctorate Degree

Sir Emeka Offor honured with Doctorate DegreeNnamdi Azikiwe University Awka Anambra State conferred Doctorate Degree of Entrepreneurship on Sir Emeka Offor who as an entrepreneur started from ground up, working and surmounting obstacles along the way as he produced wealth and many other entrepreneurs. The event took place on Friday the 10th of May 2019 at the University Convocation Ground. Sir Emeka Offor was honoured with doctorate degree alongside two other powerful personalities, Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe – The Obi of Onitsha and Amb. Baba Gana Kingibe, a renowned politician with decades of political history.

The immediate past Vice Chancellor of the University who was at the day still the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Eberendu Ahaneku in his welcome address enumerated his achievements for the University and the future objectives of the institution. ThNnamdi Azikiwe University Awka Anambra State conferred Doctorate Degree of Entrepreneurship on Sir Emeka Offor who as an entrepreneur started from ground up, working and surmounting obstacles along the way as he produced wealth and many other entrepreneurs. The event took place on Friday the 10th of May 2019 at the University Convocation Ground. Sir Emeka Offor was honoured with doctorate degree alongside two other powerful personalities, Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe – The Obi of Onitsha and Amb. Baba Gana Kingibe, a renowned politician with decades of political history.

The immediate past Vice Chancellor of the University who was at the day still the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Eberendu Ahaneku in his welcome address enumerated his achievements for the University and the future objectives of the institution. The Chancellor of the University and Gbong Gwon Jos, Da Jacob Gyang Buba in his speech enjoined the University authorities not to relent in their academic and development strides as seen on the campus. In the same vein, Amb. Baba Gana Kingibe encouraged the University to keep up with their diversification in composition of their staff and students which keeps them on top as one of the cosmopolitan universities in the country. Family, friends, admirers and well-wishers of Sir Emeka Offor were on ground to support and witness the honouring of the man who has contributed robustly to the growth of private sector in Nigeria.

 

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Nnamdi Azikiwe University Honours Sir Emeka Offor

Sir Emeka OfforAbuja, Nigeria – Today Friday 10th May 2019, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka Anambra State is conferring an honourary Doctorate Degree of Entrepreneurship on Sir Emeka Offor, the Executive Vice Chairman of Chrome Group of Companies. He is an entrepreneur that started from ground up, working and surmounting obstacles along the way as he produced many other entrepreneurs. His mercantile entrepreneurship has been able to provide job opportunities and charity many people have benefitted from and continue to benefit from.   It was Warren Buffet, another entrepreneur that said, "Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago." This statement best describes the person of Sir Emeka Offor and the reason today's event is taking place.

Sir Emeka Offor is the Executive Vice Chairman of Chrome Group of Companies, a Nigerian Company, which he founded in 1993. He is a dynamic, astute and adventurous entrepreneur with over three decades of entrepreneurial experience. His ascendency to the top bracket of the business world started in Warri, Delta State, where he got employed as a Transport clerk in Rivways Lines Nigeria Limited, a Nigerian Company engaged in importation of Packed/Bulk bitumen. From being an employee he transited to purchasing small quantities of bitumen which he supplied to smaller Companies and after 2 years of small business enterprise, Sir Emeka began the supply of bitumen to big players including Hardel & Enic, Julius Berger Nigeria Limited, Ozigbo Engineering Company, Guffanti Nigeria limited, Feugerole Nigeria Limited and many others. Between 1981 and 1982, then young entrepreneur, he supplied all the bitumen used by Alden Volker Nigeria Limited in the construction of Onne Port and has never looked back ever since in his business expansion, experience and productivity.

Consequent upon his business breakthrough, Chrome Oil Services Limited was born in 1985. He nurtured and managed the little company with his natural business shrewdness and insight. In 34years, the little company has grown into a vast business empire with interests in Oil & Gas, Insurance & Finance, the Power Sector, Telecommunications, Media and Logistics both in Nigeria and Overseas under Chrome Group of Companies. Today, some of the companies under Chrome Group of companies are Kaztec Engineering Limited, Global Scansystems Nigeria Limited, Nimek Investment Limited, Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, Elcrest Exploration and Production Company Limited, Chrome Insurance Brokers Limited, Inland Containers Nigeria Limited and so many other thriving subsidiaries.

He has been able to impact society greatly from the wealth God has blessed him with through his foundation, Sir Emeka Offor Foundation – SEOF. SEOF in collaboration with Books for Africa (BFA) has donated over 27.3 million USD worth of books, computers and other educational materials to schools and educational Institutions in Nigeria and about 19 other African Countries. Nnamdi Azikiwe University is one of the benefiting institutions of SEOF's book distribution program. The institution has received over 10,000 (Ten Thousand) volumes of books covering E-Library, Law, Medicine, Engineering, Computer Science, Social Sciences and other disciplines. Apart from various programs SEOF carry out in educational sector, they also undertake other programs in Health, Empowerment and infrastructures. The comprehensive accomplishments of the foundation are readily available on their website and facebook page - www.sireofforfoundation.org/ and web.facebook.com/siremekaofforfoundation/.

Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka Anambra state has chosen to honor Sir Emeka Offor by conferring him with Doctor of Philosophy in Entrepreneurship in recognition for his achievements as an entrepreneur of repute. The event is billed to start from 10am at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University convocation ground in the capital city of Awka, Anambra State.

Contact: Obi Ebuka Onochie – Media Correspondent Chrome Group/Sir Emeka Offor Foundation

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Sir Emeka Offor Foundation joins Rotary to mark World Polio Day

The Sir Emeka Offor Foundation joins Rotary International to mark World Polio day which takes place every year on 24th of October. The foundation joined Rotary International at Family Health Clinic at Area 2 Abuja to immunize children against wild poliovirus which is aimed at creating more encouragement and awareness to parents on the importance of vaccinating their children.

The End Polio Now Coordinator for zone 20 Africa, PGD (Mrs) Ijeoma Okoro implored parents that immunization is going on all over Africa simultaneously and no child should be left out. 'As we are marking World Polio Day, immunization of all children below the age of five is ongoing all over Africa and parents should make sure their kids are not left out', she stated. Hon. Elvis Chukwu, the DG District 9125 of Rotary International Abuja used the occasion to thank Sir Emeka Offor for his presence and unwavering support of his Foundation to the eradication of polio in the world.

Sir Emeka Offor who is the Rotary International Polio Ambassador to Nigeria and Africa's highest donor to Rotary International stated that, 'more access to the boarder communities and war affected communities of north east should be created so that every child will be reached and the relapse we experienced in 2016 will not repeat itself. I was told that if by 21st August 2019 no polio is recorded in Nigeria, we will be declared Polio free. So I plead with every health worker, our government, parents and everybody to join hands together in making sure that polio is totally eradicated in Nigeria before August next year'.

In 2016, Nigeria was on its way to becoming a polio free country when three new cases of Polio were discovered. If by August 21st 2019 no new case is reported, Nigeria will be declared polio free and subsequently removed from the list of three polio endemic countries including Pakistan and Afghanistan. Polio is an infectious disease most commonly affecting children under the age of 5 by destroying their nerve cells in the spinal cord, causing muscle wasting, paralysis and sometimes death. Over 99.9% of world polio infection rate have been eradicated leaving a handful of infectious cases in polio endemic countries of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria (PAN).

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SEOF Distributes Books to Tertiary Institutions

The Sir Emeka Offor Foundation in Oraifite, Anambra state over the weekend, welcomed schools from various parts of the country, as the foundation distributed books to over forty tertiary institutions in the country, in its Supplementary Books Distribution Ceremony for 2018. Over $25 Million worth of books have been distributed across Africa.

The founder of the foundation, Sir Emeka Offor, in collaboration with Books for Africa, in 2013, started a philanthropic mission of books distribution to several secondary and tertiary institutions in Nigeria and other African countries with a view to giving Africans a better academic advantage. Since 2013 till date, many tertiary institutions have benefited from the books distribution all over Africa.

The foundation on October 6, 2018, had about 40 tertiary institutions in Nigeria went back to their institutions with cartons of books, ranging from academic books, books on general knowledge and computer accessories.  

Speaking at the ceremony, the chief host of the foundation, Sir Emeka Offor, represented by Dr. Steve Dike, said academic standards of the country is eroding and unfortunately, Nigeria now relies on foreign countries to get man-power.  

He added that the foundation strategically distributes books to the six geopolitical zones in the country, as it believes that economic development of a country can only be sustained when there are key human capitals to support it, and these human capitals need to be developed.

The Chairman Committee of Vice-Chancellors for Nigeria and Vice-Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Anambra state, Professor Joseph Ahaneku, in his remarks said there is need to pay more attention to reading, not just to pass exams but to acquire skills and the knowledge to develop the nation.

He said the books distributed by the foundation will be useful to those who are development-oriented and will help for speedy accreditation of university courses.  

Also present at the event with his team was the Vice-Chancellor, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu, Ebonyi state, Prof. Chinedum Nwajuba, who could not stop lamenting the sudden collapse of education in the country.

Prof. Nwajuba said examination malpractice no longer stops at students cheating in exam halls, but with parents paying for their wards to attend schools where they will be allowed to cheat and make good results. Adding that there is urgent need to re-introduce students to ‘burning mid-night candles’ in order to pass exams.

Other representatives from the University of Ibadan, University of Abuja, Federal University, Lokoja, Taraba and many other universities, also showed appreciation to the Sir Emeka Offor Foundation as they went back to their schools with their own share of the books.

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The Sir Emeka Offor Foundation in Oraifite, Anambra state over the weekend, welcomed schools from various parts of the country, as the foundation distributed books to over forty tertiary institutions in the country, in its Supplementary Books Distribution Ceremony for 2018. Over $25 Million worth of books have been distributed across Africa.

The founder of the foundation, Sir Emeka Offor, in collaboration with Books for Africa, in 2013, started a philanthropic mission of books distribution to several secondary and tertiary institutions in Nigeria and other African countries with a view to giving Africans a better academic advantage. Since 2013 till date, many tertiary institutions have benefited from the books distribution all over Africa.

The foundation on October 6, 2018, had about 40 tertiary institutions in Nigeria went back to their institutions with cartons of books, ranging from academic books, books on general knowledge and computer accessories.  

Speaking at the ceremony, the chief host of the foundation, Sir Emeka Offor, represented by Dr. Steve Dike, said academic standards of the country is eroding and unfortunately, Nigeria now relies on foreign countries to get man-power.  

He added that the foundation strategically distributes books to the six geopolitical zones in the country, as it believes that economic development of a country can only be sustained when there are key human capitals to support it, and these human capitals need to be developed.

The Chairman Committee of Vice-Chancellors for Nigeria and Vice-Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Anambra state, Professor Joseph Ahaneku, in his remarks said there is need to pay more attention to reading, not just to pass exams but to acquire skills and the knowledge to develop the nation.

He said the books distributed by the foundation will be useful to those who are development-oriented and will help for speedy accreditation of university courses.  

Also present at the event with his team was the Vice-Chancellor, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu, Ebonyi state, Prof. Chinedum Nwajuba, who could not stop lamenting the sudden collapse of education in the country.

Prof. Nwajuba said examination malpractice no longer stops at students cheating in exam halls, but with parents paying for their wards to attend schools where they will be allowed to cheat and make good results. Adding that there is urgent need to re-introduce students to ‘burning mid-night candles’ in order to pass exams.

Other representatives from the University of Ibadan, University of Abuja, Federal University, Lokoja, Taraba and many other universities, also showed appreciation to the Sir Emeka Offor Foundation as they went back to their schools with their own share of the books.

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