As a model of career excellence and true definition of everything philanthropy represents by building institutions that will outlive generations and for being an ardent believer in human capital development, Engr. Sir Emeka Okwuosa is ANAMBRA PERSON OF THE WEEK.
Emeka Okwuosa is a seasoned engineer, administrator, entrepreneur and a visionary with over 35 years of experience in engineering. Emeka is passionate about the development of human capacity in high technology area of Oil and Gas Industry. This is being achieved through various institutions he has birthed across the country.
Beyond the private sector excellence and multi-million dollar investments in oil and gas industry, Sir Emeka Okwuosa ranks amongst Anambra’s greatest philanthropists. Here is one Billionaire from the state who has succeeded in institutionalizing giving, changing the usual narrative from ‘keke’ philanthropy, to purposeful and impactful outreach. His community Oraifite is one of the biggest beneficiaries of his philanthropy and largesse. He has built roads, provided water scheme, built an international secondary school he donated to the Anglican Church. Similarly, he has consistently carried out free medical outreach for the benefit of the indigents in Oraifite and other surrounding communities.
However, what stands out in all his numerous philanthropic gestures is the world class medical facility that was recently commissioned on the 12th of May 2022. The Dame Irene Okwuosa memorial hospital is a multi-million dollar investment in advanced medical science, with specialties in critical care management and automated surgery procedures, providing state of the art equipment in radiology, Digital Cath lab, High definition CT scan and X-ray systems.
This facility is expected to bridge the gap in medical tourism in the Southeast and across the country, saving millions of dollars in foreign exchange. The facility employs medical experts in cardiology, nephrology and critical care.
Engr. Emeka Okwuosa is an epitome of what private capital can do in the development of the state through his community development approach. The biggest asset of Anambra is the vast array of human capital scattered all over the world, with huge material resources, skills and knowledge capable of turning around the state and positioning it as a good standard of development.
Anambra needs more of Emeka Okwuosa; individuals with passion for their home land. The impact of the Dame Irene Okwuosa Memorial Hospital cannot be over emphasized. The hundreds of lives that will be saved in years to come, the millions of dollars of capital flight that will now be domiciled in Anambra, professional knowledge and skills that will be transferred, to mention a few. Health care ranks number 1 in human development index, history will be kind to Emeka Okwuosa.
He has boldly written his name in the sands of time.
Emeka is a 1982 graduate of Electronics and Electrical Engineering from the University of IFE, ILE-IFE, Nigeria. He is the founder of Sir Chukwuemeka Okwuosa Foundation. A shining example of the ” Akụ lue uno” philosophy of Ndị Anambra.