Prominent businessman and philanthropist, Prince Arthur Eze, ‘the Ozoigbondu of Igboland’ has proven to the world that the tender loving care of human beings will never become obsolete for people more than things have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed. For we all have two hands one for helping
ourselves, the other for helping others, thus, he has carved his name in the sand of history and posterity will judge him nicely for transforming the lives of the less privileged, writes ANGELEEEN NKWOCHA.
Prominent businessman and philanthropist, Prince Arthur Eze, the Ozoigbondu of Igboland (a born Prince) and the
CEO of Atlas Oranto Oil Exploration Firm, has left an indelible mark in the sand of history by not only carving his name in the business circle home and abroad, but also consumed with the insatiable desire to transform the lives of the less privileged, which has left the downtrodden singing his praise. He is an amiable personality and a man of reputable character.
Prince Arthur Eze, had sometimes last year put smiles on the faces of about 20 pupils of the Prisons Staff School, Abuja, with a gift of N20 million. Prince Eze, had presented a cheque for the amount to the school management, saying the money was meant for the payment of the beneficiaries’ school fees for seven years.
The building of the Anambra Broadcasting Service and Television studio in the then Old
Anambra State years back projects him as a man of noble character. His business acumen has gotten him international recognition even by Forbes Magazine, he is a man who recognizes the fact that wealth is not measured in monetary value but in putting smile on the faces of the poor and needy.
Arthur Eze is a prince in his native Ukpo community in Anambra state. Trained as a chemical Engineer at the California State
University in the 70s, he has done immeasurably well for himself, his investments in the oil sector have seen him reduce the unemployment scourge in the continent and has made him one of the highest employers of labour.
He ventured into the aviation sector in the 90s with his then famous Triax Airlines, and made history as the first man to fly in his private jet at the upgraded Enugu International Airport under the administration of ex-president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, by flying in his private jet from Europe en route Senegal, this to a great deal
attest to his bravery and hunger for explorations.
Indeed he is one notable Nigerian who has taken philanthropy to another height. The viral story of a woman who delivered triplets as a
result of which her husband had earlier absconded because she had given birth to girls is one that would not be forgotten in a hurry because of the timely intervention of Prince Eze who came to her rescue and gave her family a reason to live.
His enumerable contributions are enormous. It is only right to give honour to whom honour is due, as the born Prince has indeed given hope
to the hopeless in affirming his title as the “Ozoigbondu of Igboland”, (one who helps restore life to the hopeless in Igboland).
He had in the past shown his magnanimity of support to flood victims during the horrible
flood of 2012 which ravaged a lot of homes in the country.
A lot of underprivileged Nigerians throng to His Abuja home for one favour or the other, he never discriminates or judges people by virtue of their religion, race or ethnic group, he is true and committed to transforming the lives of the downtrodden.
Chief Arthur Eze has also not failed in patronizing and encouraging Igbo artistes. From the highly famed Igbo musician the late Oliver De Coque, Emeka Morrocco and Flavour, he has also not relented in giving support to others in the entertainment industry across the country. This act of his has prompted Hausa, Yoruba and artistes from other parts of the country to sing his praises in their songs.
Truth be told, the simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful than a thousand heads bowing in prayer. Chief Arthur Eze has drove
home the point that even if it’s a little thing, it is good and important to do something for those who have need of a man’s help, something for which we get no pay but the privilege of doing it,
bearing in mind we have the needy and the less privilege amongst us too.
If all Nigerians especially the affluent in the society will emulate the legacies of Prince Arthur Eze, then the world would be a better place to