Posted by Charles lwuoha, Enugu | 25 July 2019 | 773 times
The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) has commended the Chairman of Chrome Group, Sir Emeka Offor, for his huge philanthropic contributions to end polio in Nigeria.
Offor, who is “Nigeria’s Polio-Eradication Champion’’, during the weekend made multi-million naira donation to scale-up fight against wild polio virus and get the much-awaited International Polio-free Certification by Rotary International and World Health Organization (WHO).
It would be recalled that the last case of polio in Nigeria was recorded on August 21, 2016, while the country would get the International Polio-free Certification’’ on August 21 this year, having maintained polio-free status for three years.
The Head, Communications of EEDC, Mr. Emeka Ezeh, gave the commendation in a statement made available to News Express in Enugu.
Ezeh said that the entire management of EEDC was proud to associate with Offor, who is also the Chairman of Board of Directors of EEDC, over his numerous humanitarian gestures of love with millions of Nigerians.
“His act of philanthropy has impacted lives, both within the South-East region and beyond. Some of these acts include the book distribution initiative, where books as well as other educational materials are distributed to secondary and tertiary institutions.
“The youth and widow empowerment program, where widows and youths in their numbers are trained and businesses set up for them to live a meaningful life and cater for their loved ones. These activities are executed by his Foundation, Sir Emeka Offor Foundation (SEOF), a non-governmental organisation, involved in transforming lives through various intervention programmes.
“The programmes included Youth Empowerment Scheme, Widows Cooperative Scheme, Education Scholarship Scheme, Health Scheme Services as well as Infrastructure Development Scheme. These have been ongoing over the years,” he said.
The EEDC spokesman noted that Offor’s act of philanthropy and generous donations towards germane humanitarian courses should not be misconstrued by social media critics.
“His personal philanthropic gesture as a successful businessman and someone with lots of milk of human kindness has nothing to do with the operations of EEDC.
“It is also important to state that EEDC is a regulated corporate nterprise, manned and managed by qualified and competent personnel. Its activities and operations has nothing to do with the gestures by Sir Emeka Offor.
“Management of EEDC is as well working assiduously to attend to the numerous identified challenges inherent in the network,” he said.
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