Anthony Joshua, Boxing Heavyweight Champ, Hails Nigerian Tycoon Igho Sanomi On Philanthropy
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Anthony Joshua has paid tribute to Nigerian multi-millionaire oil tycoon Igho Sanomi II for his philanthropy.
Yesterday, Joshua, who is a British-Nigerian, took to his Instagram page to celebrate Igho Sanomi on his birthday saying:
Happy Birthday to a humble Nigerian Brother, always concerned for the less privileged! Well done for all you have been doing over the years to help & sponsor Cancer Research UK, The Bobby Moore Fund & the many medical patients across Nigeria who couldn’t pay their medical bills.
Over the last 2 weeks, the Dickens Sanomi Foundation, the Nigerian charity which Sanomi funds, has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to provide support to cover medical bills for more than 1,000 identified vulnerable Nigerians in Abuja, Delta and Benue States. Sanomi made the donation to the Abuja-based health charity, the Global Initiative For Peace, Love & Care.
Increasingly recognised for his philanthropy, Sanomi has also donated substantially to the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK to help fund prostate and bowel cancer research; a gesture that earned him the Martin Luther King Legacy Award for Philanthropy and International Service in 2015. Sanomi was also appointed Honorary Chair for the 25th anniversary of the International Salute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, which took place in Washington, DC in 2016.
Igho Sanomi, who turned 42 yesterday, is the Founder and Chairman of Taleveras, an international commodities trading company active over a wide spectrum of global energy markets including crude oil and refined petroleum products, natural gas and power.
Sanomi entered the world of business shortly after completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Geology and Mining at the University of Jos in Northern Nigeria. Sanomi is the Chairman of Taleveras which he founded in 2004. Sanomi is also Chairman of the Dickens Sanomi Foundation board of Trustees. He also sits as Chairman and co-chairman of various companies which he founded or co-founded in industries spanning Telecoms, Shipping, Aviation and Real Estate Investments worldwide.