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Philanthropist donates N8.5m to UNN

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A PHILANTHROPIST  and Nigeria’s Polio Ambassador, Sir Emeka Offor,  has donated  N8,520,000.00  to the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN),, towards the furnishing of its Digital Anatomy Laboratory.

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

The department, in its effort to meet up with global best practices, approached Offor for an assistance to enable it equip and furnish its Digital Anatomy Laboratory, and in his usual magnanimity, Offor honored their request.

Reacting to the gesture, the Head of Clinical Pharmacy Department, Dr. Maxwell Adibe, expressed appreciation to 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 Offor and he granted us our request”

Adibe went on to state that the laboratory will be named after Offor, as a memorial of his 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 Offor for allowing himself to be used in ensuring that this project is a reality. According to him, “Offor has taken the lead, and we hope that others like him should follow suit”, Atama said.

Offor, aside being the Chairman of Enugu Electricity Distribution PLC (EEDC), is the Chairman of Chrome Group and a successful business man, 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.

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