01 Jul Full story: Official handover event of an Innoson 7-seater vehicle to the OCI Foundation (30th June, 2020)
History was made on Tuesday, June the 30th, 2020, as Chief Innocent “Innoson” Chukwuma, the Chairman and CEO of the Innoson Group, Nigeria, formally handed over a brand new “7-seater IVM G-20 Smart vehicle” to the OCI Foundation. The event was marked by a brief ceremony at the Innoson Group’s headquarters in Nnewi, Anambra State Nigeria. The OCI Foundation is an international NGO, with full registrations in Nigeria and Australia, and was established in 2016 to advance health, education and social welfare among the Nigerian populace.
The Innoson Group is an official partner of the OCI Foundation’s “Arm Our Youths (ArOY) Health” Campaign, a novel, evidence-based, Harvard-endorsed, and WHO-supported anti-breast and anti-cervical cancer initiative, that targets all senior secondary schools in Nigeria.
This Innoson-OCI Foundation’s partnership will also see the OCI Foundation acquire more Innoson-branded vehicles before the end of the year. The branding attracts both national and international attention the Innoson Brand, as the OCI Foundation has associates in Nigeria, Australia, Canada, and the USA.
The ArOY Campaign is already fully functional in all senior secondary schools in Anambra State of Nigeria (since September 2019), with advanced plans already in place to have it rolled out across schools in Benue State, once the COVID-19 lock-downs are fully eased. Early negotiations are in place with stakeholders in Gombe and Jigawa states, and all the senior secondary schools across all the 36 states of Nigeria, as well as the FCT, are expected to benefit from the ArOY Campaign before the end of 2025.
In addition to the Innoson Group, the OCI Foundation have existing partnerships with the NYSC, the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs (Nigeria), Nollywood Nigeria, the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, and a number of other reputable Nigerian and international institutions.
The OCI Foundation was represented at the event by a team led by its Legal Adviser (Barr Onyechi Ononye) and Champion (Lady Joy Ulasi). Other members of the delegation were Mrs Imelda Emeka (the Foundation’s Domestic Liaison Officer), Young G Obi (the Foundation’s Director of Media Productions) Ms Chidimma Umeokafor (a member of the Advocacy Team), and Mr Peter Okolie (the IT Officer).
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