Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, proudly acknowledged philanthropist and entrepreneur Ichie Ozo IG Aguowo during the 17th Convocation Pioneer University Hall of Fame Award Representation Ceremony held on Tuesday, December 5, 2023.
Ichie Ozo Ignatius Aguowo, the founder/chairman of IG Aguowo Health and Academic Foundation, received the esteemed Honour of Investiture as a member of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Pioneer Hall of Fame.
The ceremony, which commenced at 10:00 am at the University Auditorium, celebrated the remarkable contributions of distinguished individuals to the university’s legacy. Prof Charles O. Esimone, the Vice Chancellor, conferred the award on Ichie Ozo IG Aguowo, recognizing his philanthropic endeavours and entrepreneurial achievements.
Prof Charles Esimone praised Aguowo’s commitment, citing his substantial contributions, including hundreds of millions of Naira invested in scholarship trusts. Aguowo, expressing enthusiasm about the Vice Chancellor’s accomplishments, pledged to collaborate on infrastructural development, emphasising his readiness to answer the call for partnership.
In an interview with the press at the ceremony venue, Aguowo highlighted his plans for a project in 2024 at the university. A native of Nibo in Anambra State, Aguowo serves as the Group Managing Director of Volic Group of Companies, known for Volic Diapers, and as the Founder of IG Aguowo Health and Academic Foundation.
The foundation, established in 2020, focuses on eradicating poverty through education and improving healthcare for the indigents in Anambra, Nigeria, Africa, and globally. Through the IG Aguowo Health and Academic Foundation and Volic Group of Companies, Aguowo has committed significant funds to scholarship trusts, benefiting over 400 pupils and students across different educational institutions in Nigeria.
The scholarships, spanning Primary, Secondary, and University education, include more than 30 students from Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka. This gesture reflects Aguowo’s dedication to education, resulting in his well-deserved recognition and investiture as a member of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Pioneer Hall of Fame.
Also addressing the press is Dr. Frank Igbojindu, the CEO of Best Brain Contest and a close associate of Ichie Ozo IG Aguowo. He expressed his support for Aguowo, emphasizing Aguowo’s significant role as one of the key partners of Best Brain Contest. Igbojindu, acknowledging the unsurprising nature of Aguowo’s nomination, highlighted Aguowo’s substantial contributions to education in Nigeria, impacting around 350 beneficiaries through his foundation. Igbojindu took the opportunity to extend his congratulations to Ichie Ozo IG Aguowo.