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Nigerian Millionaire Donates $1M To International Polio Eradication Program

“Sir Emeka Offor, a wealthy Nigerian oil baron, has donated $1 million to PolioPlus, an international polio eradication program promoted by Rotary International, Nigeria’s Vanguard newspaper has reported,” according to Forbes. “Offor, who is the founder and executive vice chairman of Chrome Group, a Nigerian conglomerate with interests in oil trading, biofuels, dredging and logistics, made the donation on Sunday during the ongoing 2013 Rotary International Convention taking place in Lisbon, Portugal,” the magazine writes, noting, “Last year, he gave $250,000 to the program.” Forbes notes, “Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan are the few remaining areas in the world that are still affected by polio” (Nsehe, 6/26).