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Dr. Aisha Achimugu Bags Philanthropist Of The Year Award 

Dr. Mrs Aisha Achimugu OFR is not one to hug the spotlights as her philanthropic acts have impacted millions of people and communities in Nigeria over the years. This recognition is richly deserved.

On Saturday, the 25th of May 2024 at the prestigious Eko Hotels and Suites in Victoria Island, Lagos, Dr. Mrs. Aisha Achimugu OFR received the Champions Newspapers 2024 PHILANTHROPIST OF THE YEAR AWARD presented by Brigadier General Mohammed Buba Maria (Rtd) the chairman, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) during the Champion Newspapers annual awards ceremony to much fanfare and celebrations. 

According to Dr. Mrs. Nwadiuto Iheakanwa, The Group Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief, of Champion Newspapers Limited, Dr Achimugu came top in the keenly contested Heart of Gold category because of her remarkable philanthropy through the SAM Empowerment Foundation, a non-governmental organization focused on empowering women, youths, and children across Nigeria.

It read in part, “As an outstanding entrepreneur over the years, you have contributed immensely to the building of a better and more prosperous Nigeria where citizens are free to pursue their individual aspirations. Your invaluable contributions have helped in bringing sanity to some critical areas of the nation’s existence.

“By your progressive actions and activities, you stand tall as a brand ambassador of the nation’s modern businesses and philanthropy.

As the founder and president of SAM Empowerment Foundation, you have ensured that numerous women, youth, and children are empowered for greatness by implementing impactful programmes and projects.

“The outstanding qualities that have made you a pillar within your sphere of influence are strong ethics, integrity, discipline, self-confidence, selflessness, creativity, winning mentality, and above all fear of God and positive attitude towards all that comes your way”.

Keeping up with her generosity is a dauntless task so I will tell as much as possible what I have been able to follow and what I have learnt from research on the story of the titan that is Dr. Mrs Aisha Achimugu OFR.

Dr. Mrs. Aisha Achimugu is an industrialist, a philanthropist, a well-respected leader, and a highly revered business head born on the 22nd of January 1974 to Capt. J.E. A & Mrs. Adole (Rtd.) 

An astute businesswoman and industrialist, Dr. Aisha is the Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, of FELAK CONCEPT GROUP. A technical and professional consortium consisting of about 8 active companies in various sectors and industries such as Engineering, Maritime, Oil and Gas, ICT Learning and Development, and various other leading sectors.

Dr. (Mrs) Aisha Sulaiman Achimugu (OFR) is an ambassador of goodwill, selflessness, kindness and sacrifice.

She has a passion for philanthropy, exploring new ideas, reading, and traveling. These along with her strong work ethic, discipline, adaptability, balanced optimism, and positive attitude toward life are outstanding qualities that have made Dr. (Mrs) Aisha Sulaiman Achimugu (OFR) a pillar within her sphere of influence and indeed an accomplished woman.

Dr. (Mrs) Aisha Sulaiman Achimugu (OFR)’s Sam Empowerment Foundation (SEF) is a reputable and structured non-governmental organization that aims to render humanitarian services to vulnerable groups, domiciled in Abuja, Nigeria with seasoned professionals who have requisite technical expertise in Community Mobilization on HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Hepatitis, Nutrition, Menstrual Hygiene, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV), Water and Sanitation Hygiene (WASH), Social and Behavioral Change Communication, Psychosocial Support Services and other specialized services that enhance the wellbeing of communities at the helm. 

In recognition of her amazing accomplishments and illustrious career, Dr. (Mrs) Aisha Sulaiman Achimugu (OFR) also bagged the National Honours Award – Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic, OFR in 2023 alongside numerous laurels celebrating this role model who has built an impactful career we all should look to emulate and celebrate.

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