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Philanthropist Sir Emeka Offor Donates $10 Million to Accelerate Jimmy Carter’s Efforts to Help Eliminate River Blindness in Nigeria

The following article was published on March 18, 2015 by Vanguard. See the original article here. Ambassador lauds Emeka Offor Foundation’s education initiative The Nigerian High Commissioner to Tanzania, Ambassador Ishaya Majanbu, has commended Sir Emeka Offor Foundation’s Education Initiative, following the donation of 22,000 books to schools in Bagamoyo region of Tanzania by the foundation. Over 1,500 students, representing six secondary schools, gathered to receive the books shipped to the region by the Foundation, in partnership with Books for Africa, a US based NGO. A similar effort, the foundation said, had been extended to about 19 other African countries, including Nigeria. Ambassador Majanbu, who was present, applauded Sir Emeka Offor and the Foundation for the exemplary act of altruism and support for academic enlightenment among Africans. He noted that such philanthropic gestures by the Foundation ought to be emulated ...

This article was originally published in The Guardian on Thursday, March 19, 2015. To see the original publication, click here. Nigerian envoy to Tanzania commends Offor Foundation’s education initiative The Education Initiative by the Sir Emeka Offor Foundation, aimed at promoting learning across the continent of Africa was last Friday extended to schools in Bagamoyo region in Tanzania.Over 1, 500 students representing six secondary schools gathered to receive over 22, 000 academic books shipped to the region in partnership with Books For Africa, a United States-based non-governmental organisation. About 19 other African countries including Nigeria, the foundation said, are benefitting from similar gesture by the foundation. The Nigerian High Commissioner to Tanzania, Ambassador Ishaya Samaila Majanbu, who was present at the presentation exercise, applauded Offor and the foundation for the exemplary act of altruism and support for academic enlightenment amongst ...

The Daily Independent published a story by Raheem Oluwafunminiyi on March 4, 2015, "Combating river blindness in Nigeria: The Carter Centre and Sir Emeka Offor Foundation Partnership," which reported on the significant progress being made to eliminate River Blindness. Sir Emeka Offor is the Executive Chairman of The Chrome Group and is proud to combine his philanthropic efforts with the Carter Center's initiatives for the benefit of all Nigerians. Below is the story: Combating river blindness in Nigeria: The Carter Centre and Sir Emeka Offor Foundation Partnership On March 3rd 2014, The Jimmy Carter Center in Atlanta Georgia was noticeably alive as the 18th River Blindness [Elimination] Program Review kicked off in full swing. The conference, which holds annually, was graced by world leading epidemiologists and entomologists, public health advocates and country Ministry of Health coordinators, particularly from countries with ...

Written by Dr. Edwin Ndukwe A growing partnership design, one which brings together Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs’) and private sector venture capitalists is making giant strides in the delivery of much needed global health, particularly in Africa. One of such organs is a budding relationship between The Carter Center (TCC), a U.S. based NGO and Sir Emeka Offor, conjoined to fight off the scourge of River Blindness (RB) from Sir Offor’s region in southeastern Nigeria. "Many people from our region both middle aged and older have lost their ability to see over the years. We often associate their predicament with the curse of old age,” Sir Emeka Offor stated. Any form of impairment to vision, whether brought on by Onchocerciasis or Trachoma steals from its victims. It does not only steal the natural ability to see but it also steals ...

Energy Mix Report has published the article, "Kaztec makes progress on Addax's Antan platform, NNPC promises support for local content." Antan field is owned and operated by Sinopec Addax Petroleum Limited, and the work on the platform is being done at Kaztec Engineering's Snake Island fabrication yard in Lagos.  See photos here.  The Nation also reported on the story under the headline, "Kaztec advances work on Addax’s Antan platform, jacket." Work carried out by Kaztec Engineering Limited, a subsidiary of Chrome Group, has reached an advanced stage on the construction of the platform and jacket for oil production from Antan field, owned and operated by Sinopec Addax Petroleum Limited, at its Snake Island fabrication yard in Lagos, The Nation reports. Antan oil field is in water depth of about 40 metres and located in oil mining lease (OML) 123 holding ...

Speaking to Chrome Digest recently, the Human Resources Director (HRD) Mrs. Joyce Nton explained the idea behind the Early Birds award, how and why it was initiated and the purpose it hopes to achieve. The Early Birds award: its beginnings The Early Birds award was actually approved by the Chairman, Sir Emeka Offor on 17th September 2013, with the intention of achieving a number of purposes including among other things, improving punctuality among staffers, forming part of assessment of staff members and creating a disciplined workforce. The award was however, set up as a result of staffs’ “lackadaisical attitude to work”. It was an award that came to reward staff for doing what they ought to do without compulsion or inducement. Similarly, just as there was an award for punctuality, so also was the opposite called a “reprimand” for perpetual ...

As part of our CHAT WITH MANAGEMENT segment, Chrome Digest took time out with Chrome Group Admin Manager, Chief Innocent Anoliefo (GAM) to discuss a number of issues pertaining to Chrome’s administration in 2014 and the current year. A number of questions and issues were raised bothering on synergies, collaborations and partnerships, and how Chrome’s new administrative policies will affect the respective subsidiaries, several of our working partners and staff. Also discussed was how these new policies will impact on the administrative workings of Chrome as a whole. Enjoy! Chrome Digest: The duties of your office are quite enormous and demanding. Could you intimate us on what the office entails as far as the Chrome Group is concerned? GAM: First, the office is umbilical and linked to other departments like the Human Resource (HR) and Finance departments. The admin department ...

This article by Raheem Oluwafunminiyi was originally published in News Africa Now. To see the original article, click here.  No letting up fight to end polio At a time the Ebola virus is fast spreading to other climes, with a recent case detected in Texas, it is apparent that Ebola is now a global disease. With over 3000 death recorded in West Africa alone, and as the number grows daily, there is the need for all to pull the necessary resources together in the eradication and spread of Ebola. While global effort against Ebola continues, we must not forget that though no viable vaccine has been fully certified by global health bodies, the disease is controllable through what Tom Frieden of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) calls “rapid, focused interventions”. The Ebola success story in Nigeria is worthy ...

This article by Edwin Ndukwe was originally published in allAfrica.com on October 30, 2014. To see the original story, click here.  Nigeria: Overcoming Obstacles to Eradicate Polio - Philanthro-Capitalist Sir Emeka Offor Leads the Way Africans in their unique cultural tradition are endowed with rich social capital. Therefore, the welfare of each child in any community is inherently the responsibility of all, which gives credence to the proverb "it takes a village to raise a child". In the world of business, that same spirit of communal support extends into our modern appreciation of corporate social responsibility, more aptly identified as social sustainability and philanthropy. Philanthropy, whether internally generated or from external sources, is not a novel concept within the domain of the rich and wealthy. It is a principle that has addressed the fundamental challenges of our societies beyond the ...