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Anyim Commends Rotary, Offor, Over Humanitarian Services

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, GCON, has commended the Rotary Club and popular philanthropist, Sir Emeka Offor over their recent humanitarian activities particularly in the area of Polio eradication in Nigeria. The SGF who joined the club members for a dinner Wednesday night at the Dunes Centre, Abuja said he was glad to be associated with the worthy causes being pursued by the Club and the businessman, as they were in the interest of the well being of the people, and also the ultimate desire of the present government. It would be recalled that 2014 has been set for the total eradication of polio in Nigeria, as the country is still amongst a few others where the disease is still prevalent. To this end, Sir Offor has donated over $1.5million to the polio ...


Rotary International Commemorates Sir Emeka Offor's Appointment as Polio Ambassador

On July 30, 2013, Sir Emeka Offor, the Group Executive Vice Chairman of Chrome Group and founder of the Sir Emeka Offor Foundation (SEOF), was formally invested as Rotary International Polio Ambassador, the first ever from Nigeria. This took place at an event organised by Rotary International at the International Conference Centre. The event, which had in attendance the Rotary International President-Elect for 2014, Gary Huang, was also graced by eminent Nigerians, including the Minister of Tourism, Culture and National Orientation, Honourable Edem Duke, former Nigerian Senate President Ken Nnamani, Former Minister of Environment John Ode, Chairman of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) political party, Victor Umeh, and a host of other noteworthy personalities. Sir Emeka Offor had recently donated $1 million to Rotary International Polio Plus Campaign, to aid in the eradication of the disease. This was not ...


Abiodun Adeniyi Profiles Sir Emeka Offor

The following profile of Sir Emeka Offor was written by Abiodun Adeniy, an Abuja-based Communications Expert. EMEKA OFFOR IN CONTEXT By 1996 estimation, Andrew Carnegie was reputedly worth $189.6 billion dollars. That bulk was as well estimated to be the second largest fortune ever acquired by anyone. But he reasoned that if he died that wealthy, he would have died a disgraced man. It was why he gave away a third of that wealth ahead of his death. Think of Carnegie Mellon University, Carnegie Institute of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Hall, Carnegie Foundation, and you’ll think of a man with outliving legacies. His thoughts on giving was perhaps fancied by latter-day super-rich, namely Bill Gates, Larry Ellison, Ted Turner, Mike Bloomberg and Warren Buffet, who are all committing fifty percent of their wealth to charity. The US apart, a recent estimate posted 1.77 ...


End Polio Now Features Sir Emeka Offor

End Polio Now is featuring a story regarding the efforts of Sir Emeka Offor to help eradicate polio once and for all. Sir Emeka Offor is the Executive Chairman of The Chrome Group. See the article, "Nigerian Businessman Donates $1 Million to Polio Eradication," or scroll down. Nigerian Businessman Donates $1 Million to Polio Eradication Thursday, July 18, 2013  At the Rotary International Convention in Lisbon, Nigerian business leader and philanthropist Sir Emeka Offor announced a $1 million gift to Rotary’s PolioPlus program. This contribution will provide funding and support for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative in the continued fight to eradicate polio.  Offor’s generous gift is the first million-dollar gift received toward a newly-extended fundraising partnership between Rotary and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This collaboration – dubbed End Polio Now – Make History Today -- could generate ...


Nigerian Tribune: KAZTEC, Shell sign $84.5m Trans-Niger pipeline project

The following story was published by Nigerian Tribune on Thursday, July 11, 2013. To view the original publication, please click here. To view a photo gallery of the signing ceremony, please click here. KAZTEC, Shell sign $84.5m Trans-Niger pipeline project Written by  Thursday, 11 July 2013 IN an attempt to provide lasting solutions to frequent attacks on Trans-Niger pipeline located along the creeks of the Niger Delta, Shell National Exploration and Production Company of Nigeria (SNEPCO) has awarded the contract to a leading indigenous engineering firm. KAZTEC Engineering announced that it has officially signed the EPC TRANS-NIGER pipeline project with Shell worth $84.5 million. The company made this disclosure in a statement signed by Mr Paul Abiagom, Manager, Graphics Design Trainee of Chrome Group and made available to the Nigerian Tribune on Tuesday, in Lagos. The statement stated that KAZTEC ...


The Nation: Shell, firm seal $84.5m pipeline contract

The following article by Emeka Ugwuanyi was published by The Nation. To see the original publication, please click here. Photos of the contract signing ceremony can be viewed here.  Shell, firm seal $84.5m pipeline contract KAZTEC Engineering Limited (KEL), an indigenous oil service company, has signed an agreement with Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) for the construction of a 58-kilometre loopline at $84.5 million. According to a statement by Kaztec, the agreement for Package 1 of the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of Trans-Nigeria Pipeline Loopline Project for Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company of Nigeria (SNEPCO), was concluded last week.The pipeline contract is expected to be completed and delivered within one year and Kaztec has assured Shell of delivering within the stipulated time frame.“This is the first major project to be executed by Kaztec Engineering Limited for Shell. The ...


ThisDay Live: Emeka Offor’s Metamorphosis

The following commentary was published on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 in ThisDay Live. To see the original commentary, click here.  Emeka Offor’s Metamorphosis Edifying Elucidations By Okey Ikechukwu. Late last year, Sir Emeka Offor supported Rotary’s international network of Peace Centres with$250,000 for fellowships in peace and conflict resolution. The preference and focus, in terms of beneficiaries of the programme, are qualified applicants from Nigeria and other African countries.  Part of the aim is to promote peace in Nigeria, with its ethno-religious and regional diversity, wherein the beneficiaries are to become mediators of better peace management and transmitters of contemporary conflict resolution paradigms in their various spheres of influence. That is why the programme offers professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies to mid-level professionals from related fields, such as public health, education, international law, economic development, journalism, rule ...


Vanguard: Rotary seeks greater cooperation on polio

The following was published in Vanguard on July 1, 2013. To see the original article, please click here. Rotary seeks greater cooperation on polio By Emeka AGINAM - Portugal By the time the just concluded 2013 Rotary International Convention held in Lisbon, Portugal, was getting to a close last week, leaders of the global fight to eradicate the disease rose up from the forum calling for more global efforts to eradicate the virus. The leaders were particularly concerned about the prevalence of the virus in three countries including Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria. For one thing, the annual convention featured success stories, exchange of ideas and strategies to promote peace through volunteer service to end the ugly disease. Total eradication By 2018, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative is expected to have achieved total eradication of polio globally, even as Rotarians at ...


Sir Emeka Offor Foundation of Nigeria donates $600,000 to St. Paul-based Books for Africa; Largest donation ever

The Nigeria-based Sir Emeka Offor Foundation has donated $600,000 to Books For Africa (BFA), which will support the shipment of more than a million books to the children of Nigeria and across Africa.  "This donation represents the largest single donation we have ever received at Books For Africa, so naturally we are quite excited," said Patrick Plonski, executive director of BFA. "The generosity of Sir Emeka Offor in advancing education across the African continent is an outstanding example for others to follow." Tom Warth, who founded BFA in 1988, said that the "benefits that will accrue to the young people of Africa through this generous donation are immeasurable. We at Books For Africa struggle every day to convince folks of the wisdom of education in the advancement of African nations. Over our 25 years many have agreed with us but ...


Forbes Reports on Sir Emeka Offor's Efforts to Battle Polio

The following story by Mfonobong Nsehe was published by Forbes on June 26, 2012. To see the original article, click here. Nigerian Millionaire Donates $1 Million To Rotary International Sir Emeka Offor, a wealthy Nigerian oil baron, has donated $1 million toPolioPlus, an international polio eradication programme promoted by Rotary International, Nigeria’s Vanguardnewspaper has reported. Offor, who is the founder and Executive Vice Chairman of Chrome Group, a Nigerian conglomerate with interests in oil trading, biofuels, dredging and logistics, made the donation on Sunday during the ongoing 2013 RotaryInternational Convention taking place in Lisbon, Portugal. “Polio should have no place in our world. Therefore, today I am giving an additional $1 million to PolioPlus,” he said, during the convention in a video available here. This is not the first time the Nigerian tycoon is donating to Rotary’s PolioPlus initiative, which provides ...