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  Today, we take a look at a foundation that was set up as a means to give back to society in honour of a man who was a giant in his own rights, The Emmanuel Egbogah Foundation (EEF). The Foundation is aimed at promoting the legacy of Dr Emmanuel Egbogah, OON (1942-2018).
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A legacy that was anchored on the principle of prosperity for posterity. The focus area of EEF lies in human capital and skill development for the petroleum and energy sector in Nigeria.

Overview Of The Emmanuel Egbogah Foundation And Its Vision And Mission

All the programs at EEF are tailored to facilitate the transformation of the energy and petroleum industry in Nigeria. A key aspect of the foundation is the endowment of a graduate research fellowship and internship in Nigerian universities in the areas of learning and research, which support the Foundation’s goals. The foundation seeks to sponsor the graduate education of deserving scholars to any of Dr Egbogah’s affiliated universities in Nigeria and Africa. It also organizes and sponsors capacity building conferences, the biennial Petroleum roundtable in Abuja and Lagos and the biennial Emmanuel Egbogah Legacy Lecture Series on petroleum and energy-related issues. This is in addition to capacity building workshops that aim to partner with training firms to organize workshops that promote University Advancement and develop capacity for the petroleum industry. The Vision of EEF is aimed at advancing knowledge and national capacity for managing petroleum and energy resources for optimal economic benefits and maximum social welfare of Nigerians. The Mission is to build on the lofty goals and achievements of Dr Emmanuel Egbogah, OON, through his endowments in higher education.

About Dr Emmanuel Onuh Egbogah

Dr Emmanuel Egbogah was a recognized authority on petroleum policy, enhanced oil recovery (EOR), stimulation procedures, and a multidisciplinary team approach to field development planning and reservoir management. Dr Emmanuel Egbogah was the founder and executive chairman of Emerald Energy Resources. He was the Presidential Adviser on Petroleum Matters to President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Member, National Economic Management Team and Chairman of the Governing Board, Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority.
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He served as African Union Peace Ambassador to Sudan in the role of Chairman, Petroleum Monitoring Committee, responsible for the implementation of the Agreements on Oil and Related Economic Matters between the Republic of Sudan and the Republic of South Sudan. He was the Technical Advisor and Technology Custodian for the Malaysian Oil and Gas Company, PETRONAS. A supporter of energy technology education and human capital development, Egbogah’s philanthropic endeavours included several endowments in some academic institutions such as:
  • Emerald Energy Institute, University of Port Harcourt
  • Bioenergy Research Laboratory, University of Port Harcourt
  • Emmanuel Egbogah Building, University of Ibadan
  • A Round Table at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
Other universities that benefitted from his generosity include:
  • Bells University of Technology, Ota
  • Federal University of Technology, Owerri, and
  • Lagos State University, Lagos
He invested 101 Mac Computers in his secondary school alma mater, Dennis Memorial Grammar School, Onitsha, for the teaching of computer science. Dr Egbogah authored and co-authored over ninety (90) technical papers and two (2) books. He was a recipient of several industry accolades and the National Honour of Officer of the Order of the Niger from the government of Nigeria leadership and policy advisory positions. Dr Egbogah was a former Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Africa Regional Director and Honorary Member of SPE. Source: Emmanuel Egbogah Foundation Featured Image Source: Emmanuel Egbogah Foundation
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This article was first published on 8th October 2021


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