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Footage: Day of honour as Emeka Offor emerges SWAN FCT Patron


Sporting media professionals beneath the aegis of Sports activities Writers Affiliation of Nigeria (SWAN) FCT on Thursday November 24,  2022 rolled out drums to have a good time excellent personalities throughout the nation’s capital and the nation.

High amongst those that deserved honour and was dully topped SWAN Patron is Sir Emeka Offor, Chairman Chrome Group.

The enterprise mogul and well-known philanthropist whose spouse Barr. Adaobi Emeka Offor stood in for, in firm of AIG Chris Ezike (Rtd), Chief of Employees to Sir Emeka Offor and administration employees on the auspicious occasion, held inside the distinguished Moshood Abiola Nationwide stadium Abuja acquired plaudits by many stakeholders who described him as a novel man who goes about doing good in all aspects of the society

Solely lately, the Anambra state-born philanthropic big beneath one among his towering institutions – Sir Emeka Offor Basis reached out to floods victims in Nigeria with money and reduction supplies price tens of millions of naira.

Earlier than then, Sir Offor has been rolling out quite a few humanitarian gestures together with taking good care of the indigent individuals by common and sturdy instructional scholarships, free healthcare providers and different empowerment programmes.

“As sports activities Journalists, we’ve got had an current relationship for the previous few years with Sir Emeka Offor Basis. Nevertheless, the influence or results of this interface with this brief time seems to be as if is a long time of years.

“Certainly, we’re very delighted with what Sir Emeka Offor who’s now our Patron is doing in each side of Nigerian society together with in Sports activities,” Chairman of SWAN FCT, Mr. Ndubueze Chidoka stated.

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Nonetheless happening reminiscence lane, Mr. Chidoka recalled how he approached Sir Emeka Offor about 5 years in the past throughout a para-sporting occasion which he absolutely sponsored in Abuja, and “with none a lot trouble and protocol which we’re use to when looking for for sponsorship or assist, Sir Emeka Offor granted us viewers, and earlier than you recognize it, he welcomed us wholeheartedly.

“His type of character is uncommon in Nigeria. And that’s extra motive why we didn’t ponder a lot in conferring him as our Patron.”

Responding shortly after, the elated Sir Offor expressed satisfaction with the laudable membership welfare method SWAN FCT has been recognized for in latest occasions and guaranteed of steady and elevated partnership with the media.

He additionally promised to host champions of the 2022 SWAN week competitions in addition to SWAN FCT management on a quickly to be introduced date and venue.

Sir Emeka Offor Basis earlier than this 12 months’s soccer competitors begun, donated one other trophy, backed with prize cash.

The Basis had in 2019 given the skilled affiliation its first trophy and money which was later retired after the Nigeria Tv Authority (NTA) gained the trophy a document thrice.

By the way, NTA on the finish of this 12 months’s competitors gained the brand new trophy after defeating Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) on penalties.

Voice of Nigeria (VON) beat Federal Radio Company of Nigeria (FRCN) in third-place match to emerged third finest.

Throughout a night of honour and prize given ceremony, every member of the profitable groups acquired medals simply as the general winners, second and third finest sides smiled house with trophies and money prizes.

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SWAN FCT additionally honoured some deserving Sports activities personalities together with former Tremendous Eagles coach Samson Siasia, President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation Engr. Musa Nimrod and Nigeria Pillar of Sports activities Chief Donatus Agu-Ejidike.

Others are former Tremendous Eagles coordinator Mr. Emmanuel Attah, CBN Director Company Communications Mr. Osita Nwanisobi, Chairman Mark Mentors Mr. Igoche Mark, FCT Chairman Nigeria Taekwondo Affiliation Grand Grasp Anthony Anafulu, Tremendous Eagles coordinator Mr. Patrick Pascal and Particular Adviser on Media to Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Mrs. Nneka Ikem Anibeze.