- Ichie Chimezie Kenney Nwankwo has pledged the sum of N5 million to the traders who lost goods worth millions of naira to fire outbreak at Nkwo Ogbe market in Anambra state
- The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bigly Oil and Gas, who hails from the local government where the incident happened, made this known in a press release sent to Legit.ng
- He has called on other sons and daughters of Anambra state to come to the aid of their people at these trying times
Following the fire outbreak that destroyed goods worth millions of naira at Nkwo Ogbe market in Ihiala Local Government Area (LGA) of Anambra state on Sunday, October 17, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Ichie Chimezie Kenney Nwankwo, has promised to donate the sum of N5m to the affected trader.
Making this known in a press release sent to Legit.ng, Ichie Chimezie popularly known as Abignwankwo, said the philanthropic intervention is his own way of giving back to the people, adding that a donation system will be launched soon to help the affected traders get back on their feet.
According to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bigly Oil and Gas, who hails from the said local government, he is launching the philanthropic intervention with N5 million so as to ensure that the traders have a relief at these trying times.
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“I will be giving the sum of N5 million naira to the affected trader as a succor in this heartbreaking period. I’m also using this donation to launch the philanthropic intervention, through which the affected traders will receive aid from sons and daughters of Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State.”
According to sources in the community, the market is one of the biggest in the LGA, and the amount of traders affected is quite huge.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bigly Oil and Gas has called on other notable people in the local government to come to the rescue of the affected traders, who lost millions of Naira to the unfortunate incident.
In his words:
“I encourage other notable people in the local government to donate to the people, as a way of giving back to the society.”
Abigwankwo advises Nigerian youths
In other news, Ichie Chimezie Kennedy Nwankwo has advised youths to be diligent in whatever they do, saying there is no shortcut to success.
Speaking with Legit.ng’s Tunde Ososanya, Kennedy, who is popularly known as Abignwankwo, said youths aspiring to succeed in any endeavour need the grace of God, perseverance and diligence to achieve the great feat.
Abignwankwo is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bigly Oil and Gas and a close associate and business partner of Nigerian billionaire businessman Obi Cubana. The oil mogul is also the chairman of Abig Nwankwo Foundation.
Saraki, experts identify reasons for incessant fire disasters in Nigeria
Legit.ng previously reported that experts noted that insurance, proper planning, and a central electricity generation system are important steps in curbing the disturbing spate of market fires across the country.
This was the consensus at the second edition of the Grow Nigeria Conversation (GNC) in Abuja on Thursday, May 27, monitored by Legit.ng.
The two-hour event was convened by the former Senate president, Abubakar Bukola Saraki.