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Vanguard: Offor donates $1m to Rotary’s polio eradication

The following article by Emeka Aginam was published by Vanguard on June 25, 2013. To see the original article, please click here. Offor donates $1m to Rotary’s polio eradication By Emeka Aginam, in Lisbon, Portugal In his committed effort to join in the total eradication of Polio globally, especially in Nigeria, the Executive Vice Chairman of the Chrome Group, Sir. Emeka Offor yesterday at the ongoing 2013  Rotary International Convention in Lisbon,  Portugal announced additional donation of $1 million to Rotary International. Currently,  Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan are the countries where the wild polio virus  has never been stopped. In his presentation yesterday during a PolioPlus workshop,   at the convention, he told the gathering that a defining moment for him was when he received confirmation from Rotary that his initial $250,000 contribution to PolioPlus was  used immediately in the campaign …

Publishers Weekly Reports on Sir Emeka Offor Foundation

The following article by Claire Kirch of Publisher's Weekly was published on June 18, 2013. To see the original article, please click here. Books for Africa Receives $600,000 Donation By Claire Kirch | Jun 18, 2013 Books for Africa, the St. Paul, Minn.-based organization that collects donated books and ships them to schools and libraries in 49 African countries, has announced that the Nigerian-based Sir Emeka Offor Foundation has donated $600,000 to BFA. It is the largest cash donation BFA has received in its 25-year history. The money will be used to ship 1.1 million books to Nigeria, as well as to The Gambia, Somalia, Liberia, Tanzania, Namibia, Senegal, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Botswana, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Egypt, and Malawi. The Sir Emeka Offor Foundation was founded by a Nigerian business entrepreneur in the mid-1990s to “positively render assistance” to …

The Nation: Fabrication yard to begin operation in August

The following article was published by The Nation on June 4, 2013. To see the original article, please click here.  Fabrication Yard To Begin Operation In August June 04, 2013 The fabrication yard being constructed at the Snake Island in Lagos by Kaztec Engineering Limited, a leading oil service company and a subsidiary of the Chrome Group owned by business mogul, Sir Emeka Offor, will begin operation in August, it was learnt. The fabrication, which Kaztec is building with its technical partner, Addax Petroleum Limited when operational, will be fabricating jackets, topsides, and other equipment as well as develop a lot of talents in the process. A Director of the company, Mr Tochukwu Odukwe, who spoke to The Nation at the Kaztec’s stand during the offshore technology conference (OTC) in the United States, said the company showcased its capabilities at …

The Nation: The Fight Against Glaucoma

This article, The Fight Against Glaucoma, by Jacqueline W. Farris, the Director General, Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Foundation, Abuja, was published in The Nation on May 18, 2013. To view the original article click The article was also published in ThisDay and NBF News. As the world ended observation of World Glaucoma Week in March, it was revealed that not less than 4.5 million Nigerians suffer from this incurable disease.  In his bid to address this challenge, the Sir Emeka Offor Foundation has contributed €150,000 to endow a professorship of glaucoma in the Department of Ophthalamology at the University of Mainz, Germany. This will help to support research on the early detection and treatment of glaucoma. The foundation has previously contributed more than €100,000 in an effort to find a cure for this most frequent cause of irreversible blindness. The foundation has also …

Vanguard: The Many Sides of Sir Emeka Offor

This article, "The many sides of Sir Emeka Offor," was published on May 08, 2013 in Vanguard. To see the original article, please click here.As the Executive Vice Chairman of the Chrome Group, Sir Emeka Offor, as he is often addressed rarely grants interviews, rather, he prefers that his works, businesses and philanthropy to speak for him. In this interview made available to Sweetcrude, he speaks on varied issues. Excerpts: Sir Emeka Offor, how best do we describe you? I am simply Sir Emeka Offor, the son of a policeman, born in Kafanchan. I stand for excellence. I am a goal-getter. I set big personal goals and enjoy the challenge of achieving the extraordinary and being the best I can be. I am a firm believer in the old Christian values of hard work and dedication to duty, and am an …

Enugu Disco promises better services

Interstate Consortium- the preferred bidder for Enugu Electricity Distribution Company – said it would begin operations with unique private sector model that has high efficiency and corporate governance standards that would set the pace for electricity distribution in Nigeria. This follows the signing of transaction and industrial agreements between the Federal Government and preferred bidders for the purchase of the successor generation and distribution companies of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), The Chairman of Power House International – a member of the Interstate Consortium – Mr Kester Enwereonu, said the Interstate Electricity Distribution Company, which is led by the Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA) of Thailand, has high efficiency and corporate governance standards and has a model, competes effectively with private sector models worldwide. He said the consortium will upgrade the Enugu Disco network and deliver quality service to …

Rotary and the unsung side of Sir Emeka Offor

Here is the scan of the article in The Nation from Saturday, February 23, 2013: For more, click:

Honoured in Rotary's Hall of Fame

Here is the scan of the article in THISDAY from Saturday, February 23, 2013: For more, click:

This Day: Kaztec at NOG 2013

This is a scan from This Day on Friday, February 22, 2013 depicting Kaztec Engineering, Ltd. at the 2013 Nigeria Oil and Gas Conference: For more on Kaztec's involvement in NOG '13, check their Facebook page: