Construction of Rotary Center Abuja Flagged Off

Groundbreaking for the construction of Rotary Center Abuja was done today by Rotary's Polio Ambassador to Nigeria and its African highest donor Sir Dr. Emeka Offor at Jabi Airport road near Baze University Abuja. Sir Dr. Emeka Offor used the opportunity to plant tree which will be part of the edifice beautification and act as wind breakers. The center will have two buildings one of which is a Conference Hall and the other is a multi-purpose seven-storey building.

Sir Emeka Offor Foundation has taken up the burden of erecting the 1,600 capacity conference hall which Rotary has named after the founder. The Sir Emeka Offor Rotary Hall will be completed in twelve weeks from today. The construction of the conference hall will be handled by A.G Vision Construction Limited at the cost of 70 million naira. The second building which will be built after the conference hall will be a multi-purpose building including lodgment services, meeting halls, restaurant, etc.

Among the entourage of Sir Emeka Offor were Former Senate President, Sen. Ken Nnamanni, Sen. Magnus Abbe, former minister of state for Health Idi Hong, SEOF Chief of Staff AIG Chris Ezike Rtd, Barrister Chike Ekpelle and Hon. Tony Nwoye. Jonathan Babatunde Majiyagbe who was Rotary International President from 2003 to 2004 and the District 9125 governor, DG – Dr. Victor Onukwugha were among Rotarians at the groundbreaking ceremony. The center when finished could become Rotary International headquarters for African region which is already granted but not commissioned.

By Obi Ebuka Onochie
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Sir Offor Chairs Rotary Foundation Dinner

Rotary District 9125 held their 2020 Foundation dinner on Friday, 21st February 2020 at ICC Center Abuja. The event was graced by Sir Dr. Emeka Offor who was the Chairman of the occasion and some of his friends including former governor of Borno State Alhaji Modu Sheriff, Sen. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, Sen. Abbey George among others.

Sir Emeka Offor Foundation donated 70 Million naira to Rotary District 9125 for their conference center project which will be named after Sir Dr. Emeka Offor.
Some of the images from the event can be found in the photo gallery.

By Obi Ebuka Onochie
Photo Credit - Alex Aghomi

 

 

Sir Dr. Emeka Offor Inducted into Arch Klumph Society Platinum Trustees Circle

Sir Dr. Emeka Offor was recently welcomed into Arch Klumph Society Platinum Trustees Circle by The Rotary Foundation at the 2020 International Assembly of Rotary International in San Diego California USA.

People in Klumph Society Platinum Trustees Circle are Rotarians and Philanthropists that have donated over $2.5 million to Rotary International. Sir Emeka Offor has through his foundation, Sir Emeka Offor Foundation (SEOF) donated to Rotary International in areas such as, Polio Eradication, Basic Education and Literacy, Maternal and Child Health, Peace and Conflict Resolution, etc. Sir Dr. Emeka Offor is the Rotary international Polio Ambassador to Nigeria and African highest donor to the organization.

Sir Emeka Offor Foundation has agreed to work together with Rotary International against Cervical Cancer. The partnership will provide awareness as well as vaccines for prevention in Nigeria. This is expected to achieve the same result in reduction of cervical cancer cases in Nigeria as was the case in Sri Lanka.

By Obi Ebuka Onochie

 

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COOU Pays Courtesy Visit to Sir Emeka Offor

Prof. Greg Chukwudi Nwakoby, the Vice Chancellor of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Uli and Prof. S.A.N Ekwenze of same University on a courtesy call to Sir Dr. Emeka Offor. The visit was to first familiarize with the founder and the foundation to thank him for books, computers and library equipment that Sir Emeka Offor Foundation has donated to the school over the years.

The Vice Chancellor noted that investment in education opens the gates of knowledge and closes the gates of prison and ignorance. He also noted that the books donated by Sir Emeka Offor Foundation have saved the university from educational trauma and contributed to the quick accreditation of some courses at the university.

In his response, Sir Dr. Emeka offor thanked the Vice Chancellor and his team for the privilege of the visit. He informed his visitors that Sir Emeka Offor foundation (SEOF) in partnership with Books for Africa (BFA) has donated books worth over $27 million to Nigerian Secondary Schools, Universities, Polytechnics, Colleges of Education and other tertiary institutions in Nigeria and 18 other African countries. The motive according to him is to eradicate illiteracy, improve reading culture and contribute to the greater good of the society. Present at the courtesy visit was the Chief of Staff of Sir Emeka Offor Foundation, AIG Chris Okey Ezike (Rtd).

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