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 his first donation to the cause, as he has been an active donor, with a prior donation of over $250,000 to the cause, and further donations in the excess of $750,000 to Rotary`s three other cardinal projects. The Polio Plus project is now focused on the three remaining countries where Polio remains endemic; Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria.
Sir Offor was presented a plaque commemorating his appointment by the Former Rotary International President, Jon Majiyagbe and the President-Elect 2014, Gary Huang. On receiving the commemoration, he thanked Rotary International for the honour bestowed him and reiterated his faith in the success of the project, saying, “Eradication of Polio in Nigeria is doable and together we would be able to achieve it.”