Atlanta - Emeka Offor, was on Thursday
honoured with an Honorary Citizenship of the State of Georgia in the U.
At a ceremony held in his honour, the Chair of the Congressional
Black Caucus of the Georgia Parliament, Rep. Dee Dawkins, said Offor was
honoured for his contributions in the fight against diseases in Africa
and Nigeria in particular.
She commended Offor for his work and support in the alleviation of
the sufferings of the less privileged through philanthropy thereby
giving hope to those in need irrespective of tribe, creed, religion and
Dawkins said Offor, through his Foundation, had impacted, positively
on the lives of many Nigerians through its programmes and projects,
which include Youth Empowerment, Widows Cooperative, Education and
Health Services and Infrastructure Development.
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Also speaking, former Senate President Ken Nnaman, said Offor
believed that the very poor and needy could become active and
productive members of society, which spurred him to commit his work to
human and material capacity development.
He said that through his foundation the business mogul had so far committed more than N750 million to charitable projects.
Nnamani commended Offor for his various intervention programmes.
Also speaking, a former Minister of Defence Adetokumbo Kayode (SAN),
thanked the State of Georgia for honouring a man, whom he said, has in
the past 20 years dedicated his life and wealth to the service of his
Kayode said the honour was one of the best ways they could recognise
and appreciate Offor, who had made a difference in the lives of the
In his remarks, Offor, thanked the members of parliament for the honour and promised to do more.