Nigerian philanthropist, business mogul, Igho Sanomi, has received a commendation from Cancer Research United Kingdom and the Bobby Moore Fund. He was commended for his generous donation towards the bowel research in the United Kingdom.
The Nigerian oil magnate has received commendation for practicing his philanthropy to both UK based foundation.
Co-founder of the Bobby Moore Fund, Stephanie Moore MBE, expressed her gratitude to the Nigerian business magnate. He was appreciated for his generous donations to the fund over the years. This was at the recent dinner party with the Stars Charity event, which was held at One Whitehall Place in London.
The dinner party had in attendance the likes of top British corporate executives, sports personalities, distinguished British MP’s.
Since he started his donation six years ago as a sponsor of the Bobby Moore Fund and Cancer Research UK, Taleveras DMCC – Sanomi’s Dubai-based oil trading company – has helped the organization to raise over $1.5 million.
The Bobby Moore fund was created in memory of England World Cup winner and Captain Bobby Moore, who died from bowel cancer in 1993 at the age of 51. The foundation was founded by his wife, Stephanie Moore, in partnership with Cancer Research UK (CRUK). The foundation was founded to help raise money for research into bowel cancer, as well as create public awareness for the disease. Since its birth, the fund has raised more than $30 million to fight bowel cancer.
According to the Bobby Moore fund, bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the United Kingdom. It is also the second most common cause of cancer deaths, with more than 44 people dying from the disease every day in the United Kingdom.
The young business mogul is one of Nigeria’s most successful entrepreneurs, and a fast emerging philanthropist. He is also the founder of the Dickens Sanomi Foundation – a Nigerian-based charitable trust that helps the education of Nigerian children who are from improvised and vulnerable backgrounds.
The Dickens Sanomi Foundation spent more than $50,000 in 2017 to fund the surgery of a seven-year-old boy Ali Ahmadu. Ahmadu became paralyzed after he experienced stampeding by Boko Haram – the Nigerian militant group – forces when they attacked Chibok town in Nigeria’s Borno State. After the surgery, Ali Ahmadu was able to regain the use of his legs. Now, he attends school in Nigeria courtesy of the Dickens Sanomi Foundation.
The young Nigerian philanthropist who is enjoying his peak at the age of 43 is the founder of Chairman of Taleveras Group, a $1.2 billion (annual revenues) commodities trading company, which trades millions of tons of oil and refined petroleum annually. The organization is also active in the power sector and has investments in oil producing assets in Nigeria, Ivory Coast, and Equatorial Guinea.