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  • Updated: July 17, 2023

Oil Magnate Arthur Eze Donates N100M To Ohanaeze

Oil Magnate Arthur Eze Donates N100M To Ohanaeze

Ohanaeze President General, Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu receiving the cheque from Arthur Eze

Oil magnate and foremost philanthropist, Prince Arthur Eze has presented a cheque of N100 million to the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo.

According to a statement by the National Publicity Secretary of Ohanaeze, Dr Alex Ogbonnia, this was in fulfillment of his earlier promise to the apex Igbo body in Abuja on July 10.

The statement quoted the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Atlas Oranto Petroleum ltd, as saying that the incumbent President General of Ohanaeze, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, should not be stressed or made to fund Ohanaeze from his personal pocket.

“Prince Eze while speaking to an assemblage of Ndigbo at the Imo State Government Lodge, Asokoro Abuja on July 10, 2023 lamented that Ohanaeze Ndigbo led by one of the most brightest and pre-eminent amongst the Igbo, a highly revered icon in Nigeria; and an accomplished Titan in business, Chief Engr. Dr. Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, CFR (Ahaejiagamba) should be stressed by funding Ohanaeze activities from his pockets.

“Eze stated that Chief Iwuanyanwu has paid his dues to the Igbo in diverse ways beginning from the war times”, the statement said.

It further quoted Prince Eze as commending the development agenda espoused by Chief Iwuanyanwu on how the Igbo land can be transformed using the Igbo natural endowments and creative potentials.

“Eze supported the visionary dynamic of Chief Iwuanyanwu on how he will lift Ohanaeze from its present habitat and provenance to a glorious and enviable pedestal where it can command the followership and loyalty of all Igbo, both at home and in the Diaspora.”

The statement described Eze’s trajectory as “an inspiring testament to the biblical injunctions of charity; and an admonition to the uninitiated scarcity thinkers that limit their horizon to self-satisfaction.”

Chief Iwuanyanwu, according to the statement, described the Anambra -born billionaire as “a trail blazer; a worthy Igbo son who is always actuated by a deep sense of empathy, affection and an over-flowing kindness”.

Ohanaeze showered blessings on Eze and all those who have supported the activities of the apex Igbo socio-cultural body.

”Similarly, a good spirited business man, has also donated a set of seats to Ohanaeze Ndigbo National Secretariat; another prominent Igbo son provided a space to Ohanaeze when we were in Lagos on a visit to the Alaba tragedy; yet another businessman hosted us to a dinner, and some others.

“The former Governor of Imo State, Sen. Rochas Okorocha started a gigantic project at the Secretariat, etc. The list of all the benefactors will be made public at an appropriate time.

“While we wait for the day of reckoning, Ohanaeze cannot withhold an immense gratitude to the Governor of Imo State, Sen. Hope Uzodimma for his relentless supports to the organization.

”Iwuanyanwu recalled that while Uzodimma was in the Senate, he was the only Igbo senator amongst his colleagues that looked the way of Ohanaeze.

“The Arthur Eze trajectory is an inspiring testament to the biblical injunctions of charity; and an admonition to the uninitiated scarcity thinkers that limit their horizon to self-satisfaction.

"In other words, kindness is like a treasure stored in heaven; it not only multiplies in quantum, it also resists the rust and tarnish of even the least charitable amongst humans.

“Similarly, a good spirited business man, has also donated a set of seats to Ohanaeze Ndigbo National Secretariat; another prominent Igbo son provided a space to Ohanaeze when we were in Lagos on a visit to the Alaba tragedy; yet another businessman hosted us to a dinner, and some others.

"The former Governor of Imo State, Sen. Rochas Okorocha started a gigantic project at the Secretariat, etc. The list of all the benefactors will be made public at an appropriate time.

“While we wait for the day of reckoning, Ohanaeze cannot withhold an immense gratitude to the Governor of Imo State, Sen. Hope Uzodimma for his relentless supports to the organization.

"Iwuanyanwu recalled that while Uzodimma was in the Senate, he was the only Igbo senator amongst his colleagues that looked the way of Ohanaeze.

“The Ohanaeze has tried to cope with a peculiar paradox that owes quality service to the entire Igbo, while only a few considers it a duty to support the organisation.

“The President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Engr. Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu is very delighted with Engr. Arthur Eze.

"He qualified him as a trail blazer; a worthy Igbo son who is always actuated by a deep sense of empathy, affection and an over-flowing kindness; and that he, Arthur has served as a safety net for the vulnerable for a long time.

"Ahaejiagamba used the occasion to pray for Prince Arthur Eze (Ozoigbondu); and asked that the heaven’s light may continue to cast its shade on Arthur; and that the guards of Angels may encompass Arthur; and that Arthur’s days will be long enough to see his great-great-grand-children in sound mind and stable physic.”

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