The long awaited chieftaincy title conferment on education advocate, philanthropist and anti-cancer campaigner, Associate Professor Chris Ifediora by the Ogidi-Igbo Gburugburu, Wakilin Igbo, De Lion King, HRM Amb. Dr. Igwe Ochendo A.O Chukwudi in collaboration with the entire Igbo community in Abuja on Saturday came to past amidst cheers and jubilation. 

The event which took place at the palace of the Ezeigbo located near White Garment Church, Ado-Karu, Nasarawa State witnessed the presence of well meaning Igbo sons and daughters, top government functionaries and cultural enthusiasts. 

The Royal Father in his comment noted that the honour is in recognition of Associate Prof. Ifediora's contributions in advancement of health and social empowerment across the country. 

He said Dr. Chris lfediora has contributed immensely in the progress, development and the advancement of humanity, health and social empowerment in Nigeria and Africa at large. 

He added that the deserving honour is line with the provisions of the constitution of the Igbo community who finds him worthy to be crowned CHIZITELU 1 OF NIGERIA (Godsent). 

Associate Prof. Ifediora has consistently demonstrated a good heart towards making the society more better in the area of empowerment, health, and education. 

An ardent campaigner for a cancer free society, he has remained at the forefront in raising awareness about the disease said to be the world third most deadly disease. 

His foundation, Onyebuchi Chris Ifediora, OCI Foundation has lined up series of activities to mark the 2022 World Cancer Day slated to take place on February 3 in a grand style expected to witness the presence of Nigeria First Lady, Aisha Buhari. 

The Foundation also sponsors the Anambra 'Arm Our Youths (ArOY) Health Campaign Schools Challenge' AHCSC, a Health Quiz Competition organised for public secondary schools in Anambra annually. 

Also, OCI Foundation International are the sponsors of the Cyfed Undergraduate Scholarships, the CBH Scholarships, the IFOMSSA Junior and Senior Awards, the JAMB Awards, LAMS Initiative, the Gynocular Project, the CerviBreast APP among others.



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