Friday, January 27, 2017

Danzig's Our Space Community Centre

Akanimo Udofia is an executive with more than 25 years experience in Nigeria's oil and gas industry. As the CEO and managing director of Desicon Engineering, Akanimo Udofia supports numerous philanthropic causes. In 2012 he donated $150,000 to the Danzig community of Toronto, with the intent of establishing a safe community centre for youth in response to a tragic shooting incident.

The Our Space community centre was in the works prior to the 2012 shooting, but the $150,000 donation fast-tracked its development. Now, the former three-bedroom public housing complex is a haven for students seeking to engage in safe, fun, and educational activities after school. The centre opens every weekday afternoon once the final bell rings at nearby schools.

In addition to housing numerous computers for personal or educational use upstairs, Our Space also has a flat-screen TV and a fully-stocked kitchen capable of hosting community cooking nights. It also offers adult training courses in areas such as CPR and food handling. The $150,000 donation helped cover the cost of rent, programming, and Internet connection for three years.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Governor of Enugu Rewards Players after Championship Win

Desicon Engineering is headed by Akanimo Udofia, the CEO and managing director. Apart from providing quality services related to the oil field business, Akanimo Udofia also enjoys watching football in Nigeria.

The Enugu Rangers finally won the Nigeria Professional Football League title in 2016, after a 32-year championship dry spell. Because of this, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, the Enugu State Governor, rewarded the whole team, including the players, the technical crew, and the management. The rewards included money and other benefits, with each receiving a plot of land in a newly created Rangers Estate development. 

The Enugu Rangers bested the El-Kanemi Warriors in the match held at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, with 4-0 match score. The team garnered 60 points during the season. Ugwuanyi said the trophy was dedicated to the God Almighty, and he also thanked the team for bringing the glory back to the Enugu Rangers.

The reception was held at the Michael Okpara Square in Enugu with Saad Mohammed, the Sultan of Sokoto and an avid Rangers fan, in attendance.