UNN Clinical Pharmacy Department benefits from Sir Emeka Offor’s N8.5m largesse, names department after him

Posted by Charles lwuoha, Enugu | 17 August 2019 | 1,018 times

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•Business mogul and philanthropist Emeka Offor

As part of his philanthropic activities, a business mogul and Nigeria’s Polio Ambassador, Sir (Dr.) Emeka Offor, on Thursday donated N8.5 million to the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), towards the furnishing of its Digital Anatomy Laboratory.

In its effort to meet up with global best practices, the Clinical Pharmacy department approached Sir Offor for assistance to enable it equip and furnish its Digital Anatomy Laboratory, and in his usual magnanimity, Sir Offor honoured their request.

The cheque was presented to the Dean, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Prof. Amaechi Atama, on behalf of Sir Offor at the Faculty building, Nsukka, by the Head of Communications, Enugu Electricity Distribution PLC (EEDC), Mr. Emeka Ezeh.

Reacting to the gesture, the Head of Clinical Pharmacy Department, Dr. Maxwell Adibe, expressed appreciation to Sir Offor for coming to their aid.

“The Faculty has been going after good spirited individuals for support, to drive fund as government alone can no longer cater for the needs of the institutions, and we extended our request to Sir Emeka Offor and he granted us our request”

Dr. Adibe went on to state that the Laboratory will be named after Sir (Dr.) Emeka Offor, as a memorial of this gesture, so that generations to come will know that the lab was actually equipped by someone who is blessed, who has left his footprints in the sand of generations to come.

“We resolved in our Faculty that anyone that comes to our aid, we shall name the project after the person and we are thrilled by this gesture,” Adibe said.

In his reaction, the Dean of the Faculty, Prof. Atama thanked Sir Emeka for allowing himself to be used in ensuring that this project is a reality.

“Sir Emeka has taken the lead, and we hope that others like him should follow suit,” Atama said.

Aside from being the Chairman of Enugu Electricity Distribution PLC (EEDC), Sir Emeka is also the Chairman of Chrome Group and a successful businessman, with chains of businesses locally and internationally.

He is also a globally recognised philanthropist, who as Nigeria Polio Ambassador, has donated millions of Dollars towards the eradication of Polio.

His 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; as well as 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 such as: Youth Empowerment Scheme, Widows Cooperative Scheme, Education Scholarship Scheme, Health Scheme Services as well as Infrastructure Development Scheme.

Source: News Express

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