From Aloysius Atta Onitsha
Excitement The official unveiling was recently announced of the Chris Onikachi Simon Foundation (COSIM) in Ogrute, Enugu-Ezike, Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area, Enugu State.
Founded by Dr. Chris Onikachi Simon, a real estate developer and civil engineering contractor in Lagos State, said the foundation was launched in 2017 in his memory The mother who died in 2003 during childbirth.
He stated that he had promised God that if he blessed him he would also be a channel of blessing to others.
He recalls the hard times he faced while growing up in the indigenous Isiugwu community and the agonizing death of his mother during childbirth in 2003 together to make him decide to make life more meaningful to others when God blessed him.
He disclosed that the entire project of the foundation amounts to 400 million naira initially as the scholarship scheme for students takes 100 million naira while it was 40 million naira to support entrepreneurship.
The hospital project to be built in memory of his late mother will receive another 145 million N145 million, except for a 13 km road project he has started which will connect around four communities.
Under the empowerment scheme, 100 university students will receive 1 million naira each within the five-year study window at a rate of 200,000 naira per session while 116 entrepreneurs will receive She got between 500,000 and N3 million.
The beneficiaries could not hide their joy. Chibueze Abugu, who has been awarded N2m for his music production work, told the reporter that his dream of outfitting his studio with modern equipment was made possible by the gesture of the COSIM Foundation.
The head of the event, Chief Ninya Nodo, is represented by the former Enugu State Chieftainship Commissioner, Bar. Gode Ogbo, expressed his great happiness with the wonderful actions of Don Chris.
Ogbo expressed his happiness that one individual decided to take on projects that were usually done through community efforts or government intervention.
One of the Project Managers and Member of the Board of Trustees 1, Dr. Andrew Abe said the Scholarship and Entrepreneurship Program will help people in North Igbo Ize, Enugu State and the nation realize their educational and business dreams.
COSIM Foundation Managing Director, Joy Kachi Omeje, noted in her speech that love and compassion were the driving force of the Foundation.
Former economic advisor to President Olusegun Obasanjo, Professor Osita, told the students to get rid of any form of poverty mentality, stir up energy and avoid a slow lifestyle.
He urged the students to avoid becoming leaders among the blind, but rather to seek to follow those who could learn from them even as he volunteered to be available at least once a year as recipients would be prepared for excellence.
Hon Simon Ategui, a member representing Udenu/Igbo-Eze North in the Federal House of Representatives, gave his endorsement to COSIM, describing Onyekachi as a man of integrity.
Ategui, who announced a 50 million naira partnership project with the foundation, said Don Criss has proven his power over the years in lifting people out of poverty and embarking on various noble projects quietly and without warning.
The head of the Northern Igbo Ize Local Government Area, Prince Ijek Itudo, has blessed God for the opportunity for all the good things that happen in the area during his tenure.
He also expressed his appreciation to Governor Ifenei Ogwanye for providing an enabling environment for the private sector to engage through peace, security and inclusive governance in Enugu State.
Ugwuanyi arrives at the climax of the event Not only did the atmosphere refresh, but it was like a peak.
While addressing the Governor, Onyekachi revealed that the services of various thinkers and academics from ESUT and UNN have been sought to ensure that the selection process for beneficiaries does not fall short of the expected standard.
he He appealed to all the sons and daughters of Enugu-Izeki of good spirit to return home and make Societies better and prosperous, Noting that if Enugu maintains its favorable peaceful state, it will be in everyone’s interest.
He explained that love for his people is what drives his passion, not necessarily bragging about him as someone who made him come to life.
Speaking about the road project, he told the governor that the project, which he decided to implement on his own, connects the Makbamut-Igogoro-Isogwo and Ofanti communities, with asphalt, drainage and street lighting. He added that development projects should not be left to the government alone.
Ugwuanyi, who officially announced the road project, could not hide his enthusiasm and satisfaction for what Onyekachi had done until he broke into songs of praise to God. He invited the present priests to lead the people in intense prayer for the unusual benefactor.
“I will advise other communities in Enugu state to come to Igbo Eze North and learn to think about home. Come to Igbo Eze North and learn how to be a keeper of his brother. I am proud of you people,” Ogwani said.