The story of Godwin Chukwunenye Ezeemo is a textbook case of grass to grace.
Godwin Chukwunenye Ezeemo, Chairman/CEO ORIENT GROUP and President Charity Ezeemo Trust for the Less Privileged will roundly fit as the impeccable model.
He was born of a very humble parentage 60 years ago to the family of Nze Umeaku Godwin Ezeemo and Lolo Ahusie Charity Ezeemo of Umunwayiekwosiduru Dim Kindred of Umuojogwo, Amanasaa, Umuchu, Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The loss of a dear father at an early age, halfway into his primary school ushered the young Godwin into an elaborate life of hard work, determination and care for others.
These qualities were sure to compass him brilliantly through St Thomas Anglican Primary School, Umuchu; St Peter’s Secondary School, Achina and Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro in Ogun State where he obtained a Higher National Diploma.
He has positively touched the lives of many including the widows, physically challenged; offered scholarships to many students at all levels of education, cared for orphans and motherless babies homes etc. through his over 10 years Charity Ezeemo Trust Fund for the less Privileged.
He is among the major private employers of labour in Anambra State through his many companies which span across publishing, manufacturing, agro allied etc. Ezeemo believes that the setting up of the newspaper, the Orient Daily is the surest way to set the bound free for an uninterrupted participation in the nation’s democracy.
Ezeemo also believes that food security is the key to economic sustainability of any nation.
He has thus established, for the employment of many youths, one of the biggest farms in Anambra State.
Mr. Ezeemo’s philanthropy has been ecumenical in stature and content. He has offered assistance to the church as an entity; to humans as creatures of God without the remotest thoughts as to where they come from.
He has long risen above the limitations of geography and religion to do good for the sake of it and for God.
Precisely Monday, into Friday, 11th May, 2012, Mr. Ezeemo organized the first ever 5 day workshop on ‘Rediscovering Igbo Values’, a seminar which afforded the people of the Southeast a never-to-be forgotten intellectual feast for development.
It is Ezeemo’s deep-seated conviction that no society can positively transform without a vibrant press that inspired his singlehandedly building a palatial press centre for journalists in Anambra State, a feat which eluded successive governments of the state since her creation in 1991.