Born 10th December 1957 in Kafachan, Kaduna state, Sir Emeka Offor is a Nigerian oil magnate and Entrepreneur who is a native of Oraifite, Ekausigo LGC, Anambra State, Nigeria. He is the current chairman of the board of directors of EEDC and Manager of both the ERHC and the Chrome Group.
Information on Emeka offor’s education has it that he was expelled from the Abbot Boys’ Secondary School, Anambra State. He would later enroll at the Merchant of Light Secondary School, where he obtained WAEC result.
Not much is also known on how he started his business life. It was said that his uncle trained him as an apprentice. It was in 1994, that he established the Chrome Group which operates in various sectors of the Nigerian economy.
The group has interests in oil and gas, international holdings and domestic holdings in telecommunications, power sector, and insurance industry.
Also, it is into maintenance of refineries, gas pipeline construction and digital inspection services delivery and it is known all over the world as an organization that deals in oil and gas services. Apart from its national recognition, the group has served international oil production and distribution companies, Nigerian state governments and Federal government of Nigeria.
One of the charitable works done by Sir Emeka Offor was the provision of over a million books, computers and school items around Nigeria and other West African States just to improve the educational standard of the country and other member states.
The Sir Emeka Offor Foundation (SEOF) was established to reduce the rate of poverty, and give life-changing opportunies to the marginalized and unprivileged individuals in Nigeria. It has also emerged the most important partner of BFA because of it’s nonprofit-oriented activities.
It was founded for humanitarian purposes, to make life better and easy for the marginalized communities or groups of people in Nigeria. It’ll become the largest private book donor in Africa after the completion of the $14 million dollar book project.
The pioneer believes that lack of opportunities to make important contributions to their communities, and showcase their talents are what makes people poor as they didn’t choose it by them self.
Apart from other business and assets, Sir. Emeka Offor also owns the most popular market plaza in Anambra State know as “Emeka Offor plaza”. The market plaza valuation is said to be worth about a billion Naira or more and it is the oldest in the State.
He has also won series of awards. In 2016, he was awarded with the International Service Award for a Polio-Free World by the Rotary International for his nonprofit contribution to the eradication of polio not only in the country but the world at large.
As earlier said, he is one of the richest men in Anambra state and in Nigeria at large, with an estimated net worth of $5.8 billion dollars currently this 2020.