SEOF Holds Interaction Session With Widows Cooperatives


The Founder, S.E.O.F, Sir Emeka C. Offor and the management S.E.O.F held an interactive session with the eight (8) Groups of the S.E.O.F Widows Multipurpose Cooperative Societies Ltd on 1st April, 2013 (Easter Monday). The event featured presentation of progress reports from the eight (8) Widows Cooperative Groups, gifts of bags of rice to the widows and donation of N1.5m for oversea’s treatment of a Renal patient amongst other activities of the day.

A total of one thousand, six hundred and eighteen (1,618) bags of rice were donated to the Cooperative Groups, thus all the members physically present went home with a bag of rice.

The event was well attended by the beneficiaries, friends of the Foundation (SEOF). In fact it was pomp and pageantry. Shown are some photographs that captured the events of the day:- CLICK HERE

Sir Emeka Offor Foundation (SEOF) Empowers The Youth

As part of its commitment to youth empowerment, Sir Emeka Offor Foundation (SEOF) in collaboration with Oraifite Improvement Union (O.I.U) has embarked on a skills acquisition programme for young people in Oraifite and its environs.


Nigerian business Leader Sir Emeka Offor becomes Rotary’s largest African donor

Sir Emeka Offor, a prominent Nigerian business leader and philanthropist, has contributed a combined total of more than US$1 million to Rotary International in support of the humanitarian organization’s global programs. His gifts make him the largest contributor from Africa in Rotary’s 108 year history.


Emeka Offor feted as Rotary`s Highest Donor


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The Rotary Foundation Trustees` Chairman, Wilfrid J. Wilkinson, at the weekend revealed that the donation of business mogul and Group Executive Vice Chairman of the Chrome Group, Sir Emeka Offor, to the organisation has hit $1.03 million.
According to him, the record has made Offor the highest donor to Rotary from Africa in its 100 years of existence.
He was awarded the Arch C. Klumph society (AKS) member of the foundation in Abuja for his record donation at a well-attended dinner.
A letter from Wilkinson to Offor read in part:”Your generous contributions this year to Rotary Peace Centers, the PolioPlus Initiative, Education and Literacy, Maternal and Child Health and Annual Fund have brought your total gifts to the foundation to $1,031,000. Your contributions as of this date total the highest of any donor in Africa.”
Continuing, he added: “Your exceedingly generous gifts will help bring about peace throughout the world, provide opportunities for children to be educated and help to bring about healthier mothers and children. When Nigeria is removed from this list of polio-endemic countries, you will have the joy of knowing that you assisted in attaining that special milestone. Thank you for all your gifts.”
Offor, in a similar gesture at the event, donated another N50 million in support of the building of Rotary Peace Centre in Abuja.
In his speech at the occasion, he promised that he would remain in the service of humanity, especially now that his deeds have been acknowledged.
He said, “I am fulfilled and will continue to serve humanity. The Rotary Club that we know today will eradicate polio and child maternal death and we will stop it. I will continue to thank God for all He has done for me. As long as I live, I will support Rotary. I am making a further donation of N50 million for the building of Rotary Peace Centre in Abuja.”
According to him, the donations he made for charity in the past were not well managed by those entrusted with them but added Rotary Club was different. He said that he had discovered the organisation was diligent in its activities. “I will continue to support humanity,” he added.
Friends and associates of Sir Offor, including former Minister of Defence, Prince Adetokunbo Kayode, Imo State-born businessman, Chief Attan and Andrew Uzoigwe, among others, also pledged donations totalling over 30 million. Chief Attan went further to make a personal pledge of N25 million and $50,000 (N7.8 million).

Culled from the Nation Newspaper, March 9, 2013.


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