For an umpteenth time in 2018, the Africa rising entrepreneur cum philanthropist, Dr. Felix King Eiremiokhae has been honoured with the President’s lifetime achievement award by the United State of America President, President Donald Trump.
Dr. Eiremiokhae was decorated with the honour in the United State of America last week.
According to the letter to the Honoree from the White House and signed by President Trump, the US President said, “Congratulations on receiving the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award.”
Trump said, “You have served as a model of the American spirit. Your many hours of service have strengthened the bonds of cooperation and trust that bring people together, while helping to address some of the greatest challenges of our time.” He said
“One of our Nation’s greatest strengths remains the compassion of our everyday citizens, who give so willingly of themselves and their lives for the benefit of others.”
Trump ended by saying, “Thank you for your enduring commitment to serving your community and our Nation. I trust that you will continue to work for the betterment of others and even stronger future for the people.”
Dr. Eiremiokhae who had brought back to conscious of the people in Nigeria the International Widows Day through the Felix King Foundation works in empowering indigent widows across Africa had won several awards and honours in that regards.
After receiving the award, Dr. Eiremiokhae stated that, the least he could expect this year was an honour from his mentor and president of the USA, President Trump.
“It was delightful to be one of the African entrepreneurs and philanthropists to earn this award. This will only invigorate me to do more and help the indigent women across Africa,” he added.
Early in this year, Dr. Eiremiokhae was conferred with honorary Georgia Citizen of State of Georgia by the state of Georgia and Doctor of Philosophy from Trinity International University of Ambassadors.
At that time, the Secretary of the State of Georgia, Brain P. Kemp, said the award affords Dr. Eiremiokhae to travel to other states, and to nations beyond the borders of the United States of America, or wherever he may hereafter travel or reside with the ease and privileges of a citizen.
Reading the proclamation on the Senate Capitol in the State of Georgia, Gloria Butler, Senator representing District 55 of the state described Eiremiokhae as a philanthropist extraordinaire.
According to her, Eiremiokhae started his Foundation in 2015 without enlisting the support of people and institutions, but with key objective of giving hope to the poor and vulnerable widows and their children in communities across Nigeria through different programmes such as business start-up initiatives, farm aids programme, free food distribution, educational grant and medical aids are in line with the principles the people of Georgia live by.
“In the process, the Foundation has helped more than 1000 women and 3000 children. Much like the State of Georgia, Felix is interested in the protection of women and children,” she added.
In 2016, Dr. Eiremiokhae through his Foundation presented a bill to the Edo State House of Assembly, to help more widows Dr. Eiremiokhae is the founder of Mayor Biscuit Company (MABISCO), a growing biscuit brand in Nigeria, Oracle Experience, the number one 360 Experiential marketing agency in Nigeria with capacity to compete globally.