NIGERIA, November 1, 2012 - Sir Emeka Offor, Founder Sir Emeka Offor Foundation, is the proud recipient of two awards for his philanthropic activities.
He was recognized with the "Philantropist of the Year 2012” award from the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Anambra State Council, and a humanity award from the Kpakpando Foundation for Physically Challenged Persons.
Sir Emeka Offor was onhand on October 19, 2012 at Awka, Anambra State, where he was presented with the “Philantropist of the Year 2012” award. The Special Award of Excellence, which was presented by the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Anambra State Council, is in recognition of his numerous philanthropic activities in the State and beyond. The organization seeks to alleviate the suffering of the less privileged in the society.
The humanity award from The Kpakpando Foundation for Physically Challenged Persons (KFPCP), was presented to Sir Offor on October 30, 2012 by Senator Ken Nnamani, former Senate President. The award is in recognition of his selfless and examplary service to physically challenged persons and humanity.
The KFPCP is a philanthropic organization founded by Senator Osita Izunaso. The award was presented at the Sam Mbakwe Hall of the Imo Concorde Hotel Owerri, Imo State. Sir Emeka Offor, who was also the Special Guest of Honour at the occassion, supported the foundation with the sum of 1 million naira.
The Sir Emeka Offor Foundation is a non-governmental, philanthropic organization focused on youth employment, families, education, healthcare and infrastructure development.
Sir Emeka Offor has been awarded the “Dr Alex Ekwueme Award of Excellence-2102” for his outstanding contribution to Education in Nigeria and Africa through his foundation-
The Sir Emeka Offor Foundation (SEOF), at the convocation ceremony of the Federal Polytechnic Oko, Anambra State.
The honour was confered to him on the 19th of October 2012, at the 3rd edition of the Dr Alex Ekwueme Annual Lecture Series which also formed part of the activities for the 80th birthday celebration of the former Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The convocation lecture titled “The Challenges of Technical and Vocational Education in the 21st century” was delivered by Senator Uche Chukwumerije.
Present at the ceremony were former Commonwealth Secretary General , Chief Emeka Anyaoku, Chief Dr Alex Ekwueme, Dr Chukwuma Soludo, HRM Olowo of Owo, Oba Olateri Olagbegi, HRH Igwe Laz Ekwueme to mention but a few.
Sir Emeka Offor was represented at the ceremony by Inno Anoliefo