REV. DR. AUSTIN I. EPUNAM (JP), NATIONAL CHAMPION, OCI FOUNDATION’s ArOY HEALTH CAMPAIGN
- President, Sweet Home Africa Humanitarian Foundation (publishers of the Sweet Magazine)
- Pioneer member, State House Chapel, the Presidency, Aso Rock Villa, Abuja, Nigeria
- Ambassador, Nigerian Christian pilgrim Commission, the Presidency, Aso Rock Villa, Abuja, Nigeria
Rev. Dr. Austine I. Epunam is the National Champion of the OCI Foundation’s Arm Our Youths (ArOY) Health Campaign, having formally joined the Foundation in August 2020. He is the Founder and President of the Sweet Home Africa Humanitarian Foundation (SHAHF), an NGO that he established in 2006 to empower Nigerian youths at home and in diaspora. He did this as part of his efforts to discourage unplanned trips overseas by Nigerians. Beneficiaries of the SHAHF’s activities also include the poor, the elderly and vulnerable communities across Nigeria. The SHAHF publishes the Sweet Magazine, a regular publication through which it pushes its messages across.
Dr Epunam’s profile reveals that, in 2002, he answered the call by the Nigerian Government (then under the leadership of President Olusegun Obasanjo, GCFR), to contribute in building the Country’s new democratic system. That response saw him become a pioneer member of the Nigerians in Diaspora Organization (NIDO). He thereafter went on to establish the SHAHF on the 9th of June, 2006. He also became a pioneer member of Aso Rock State House Chapel (Abuja, Nigeria), and an Ambassador of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission, both of which are under the Nigerian Presidency, As Rock Villa, Abuja.
Later, on June 5th, 2007, the Late President Umaru Musa Yaradua (GCFR) personally signed a letter of support to the vision of SHAHF. Dr Epunam has served and rendered his humanitarian services to all of the last our Nigerian presidents (from 1999 and counting), and this has earned him the nickname of AGIP (All Government in Power).