OKAFOR. Chika Alex




State of Origin: Anambra Local Government Area: Nnewi Village/Town: Uru-Umudim Chief (Sir) Alex Chika Okafor (Chicason) is a native of Uru-Umudim Nnewi. Anambra State. He is the Chairman and Chief Executive of a conglomerateThe Chicason Group. Born 45 years ago. Chief Okafor is an astute, dynamic, progressive and innovative business man and organiser. His knack for managing men and resources has endeared him to a lot of hard working and honest people, some of whom had been with him for the past ten years. He started his business career more than twenty years ago after graduating from apprenticeship of his maternal uncle. Chief Ben Akubueze ofNnobi town in Anambra State. Education I lad formal primary and secondary education and went in to serve his period of tutelage under his maternal uncle. There after he established his own business enterprise which today has grown into an empire. He enrolled for a private tutorial tuition and improved his academic career while still doing his business. Business Companies under Chicason Group • Chicason Nigeria Ltd • Resources Improvement Manufacturing Company Ltd • Cason Travels Ltd • Proinolex Industrial Chemical Company Ltd • Alex International Agencies Ltd Best Total Industries Ltd • A-Z Petroleum Products Ltd RIMCO Farms and Plantation Ltd CICO Resources Ltd • Trust Global Services Ltd • Afro-Asian Automobile Industries • Afro-Euro Concerns Ltd • Euro Cement Company Ltd • Boston Oil & Gas Ltd Intercorp Oil Ltd • Proinolex Agencies Ltd • Leadership Thrust & Associates Ltd • Comas International Services Ltd Community Efforts and Development Chicason is endowed with Great Spirit of philanthropic disposition. He has always undertaken laudable projects within and outside the state. For instance he has awarded scholarships to a good number of students for secondary and tertiary institutions, in the country and overseas. The recipients and beneficiaries come from different parts of the globe. Currently he is the: • National President of the Less Privileged Association of Nigeria • Patron, Red Cross Society Nnewi, Division • Patron , Boys Brigade Nigeria • Patron, Nigerian Union of Journalists, Anambra/Enugu States Chapter • Vice President of Nnewi Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture 1991 1992 • Patron, Nigerian Economics Students Association( NESA) • Hon Vice President, Onitsha Chamber of Commerce, Mines and Agriculture • Patron, Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce • Immediate Past President, Nnewi Chamber of Commerce, Mines & Agriculture • Member, Nigeria-South African Chamber of Commerce. Awards and Honours Too many awards and honours from overseas and from the country but prominent ones he cherishes include • Rotary Club International, Paul Harris Award • Community Service Award from the Nigerian Union of Journalists Anambra/Enugu States Council • Community Service Award from Rotary Club International, Nnewi District 914, Ekulu 1999 • Community Service Award of Rotary Club International of Nnewi- 1992 • Eminent Knight of the Great Order of St Christopher (KSC) by the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion Membership of Professional Associations • Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Sales Management ( FNISM) • Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Corporate Administration ( FCAI) • And many others. He has a humble and pleasant disposition that attracts people to him, especially those with problems. He is able to listen to people's needs and help as much as he can. He is indeed a generous and kind man. He is known to have left his own personal problems in an effort to help those in need. He is supremely a devout Christian, married and blessed with children.
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