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Nigerian energy magnate Igho Sanomi receives maiden Golden Heart Award from GIPLC

by Feyisayo Ajayi
Igho Sanomi

The Global Initiative for Peace, Love, and Care (GIPLC) has presented Nigerian energy magnate Igho Sanomi with the inaugural 2022 GIPLC Golden Heart Award in recognition of his support for vulnerable children in Nigeria and around the world.

The maiden award was presented to Sanomi by Ali Ahmadu Chibok during GIPLC’s End of Year party for 2,000 orphans in Abuja, making him the first recipient of the award for his exemplary kindness and massive support for the less fortunate.

The GIPLC Golden Heart Award was established and endowed to annually recognize and honor men and women (from all nations worldwide), who have demonstrated exceptional, tangible, and exemplary care and support to vulnerable children around the world.

Sanomi, the founder of Taleveras Group, an international commodities trading company with operations in several African countries, is known for his humanitarian efforts through the Dickens Sanomi Foundation, a charity organization he established with his siblings to honor his father.

Sanomi funds philanthropic projects and grants scholarships to impoverished children through the Dickens Sanomi Foundation, and his efforts have earned him recognition from Cancer Research UK and the Bobby Moore Fund in the UK for his philanthropy towards bowel cancer research.

Among GIPLC’s numerous interventions over the years, perhaps the most well-known was the case of Ali Ahmadu Chibok, who was paralyzed after being run over by a motorcycle ridden by Boko Haram terrorists when they invaded his village in Borno State in 2014.

Due to severe spinal cord injuries, Nigerian doctors determined that Ali would never walk again. After contacting hospitals in the United States, UK, and Dubai, GIPLC discovered a Dubai hospital that provided corrective surgery for Ali.

Sanomi’s foundation facilitated the corrective surgery in collaboration with GIPLC and pledged to fund Ali’s education up to the university level. Ali has fully recovered after several years and is back at school in Abuja, Nigeria.

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