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Philanthropist invests in human capital, awards scholarship to 11-year-old girl

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Stanley Chukwudi Obodoagwu

A business magnate and philanthropist, High Chief Stanley Chukwudi Obodoagwu has awarded a scholarship to an 11-year-old, Miss. Praise Ayomide Okoh from Ondo State up to the university level.

He equally undertook the responsibility of catering for her wellbeing while his foundation, the Light Givers Humanitarian Foundation adopted the young girl.

Obodoagwu made the gesture at the foundation’s headquarters in Festac, Lagos.

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The philanthropist, who said that he loves lending a helping hand to the needy and poor in society, is known for his business acumen and humanitarian service in his community and across the continent.

In 2004, he founded ETS Fidelity in Democratic Republic of Congo, which grew to become a successful mining, automobile spare parts dealership, media production and trading company. He held the position of chairman and chief executive officer and is the largest individual shareholder in the company.

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In a chat with The Guardian, Obodoagwu said he is using his wealth to touch the lives of others, adding that he donated large sums of money to various charitable organisations, mentored and groomed many young people, and gave opportunities to many.

The business guru has also paid for the execution of community projects, offered scholarships to many from primary to tertiary level, provided shelter for many homeless people and sponsored free health care projects through the foundation.

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Obodoagwu who launched the foundation, a non-governmental organisation in 2019 with other partners has been using it to better the lives of others.

On 22 June 2019 in Sokoto and Malumfashi in Katsina State, Obodoagwu under the umbrella of the Light Givers Humanitarian Foundation, gave scholarships to 10 students from primary to a tertiary level under the direct watch and blessing of Bishop Mathew Hassan Kuka, the Archbishop of Sokoto Archdiocese. He also donated food items and performed many other humanitarian activities to the less privileged.

The secretary-general of the foundation, Lady Mary Onyinye Okeke, described Obodoagwu as a true Nigerian with love for human development. She said that he is a man, who believes in investing in humanity.

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