A Philanthropist Par Excellence, Celebrating An Outstanding Nigerian Hero, The Game Changer Himself

By Post Nigeria December 14, 2016 12:20

A Philanthropist Par Excellence, Celebrating An Outstanding Nigerian Hero, The Game Changer Himself

There is a common maxim, that some men are born with greatness, some attain greatness, while some had greatness bestowed on them.

One of the most successful Nigerian Businessmen, an Industrialist, and Philanthropist, Dr. Arinze Madueke, is one man, who has been bestowed with greatness.


A ‘Giver’, ‘Thinker’, ‘Doer’, ‘Medical doctor’, ‘Entrepreneur’, ‘Philanthropist’…; these are a few of the words you will hear, if asked to describe Dr. Arinze Madueke, in one word.

He is the Managing Director, MD, and Chief Executive Officer, CEO, of Zidora Group, an organisation whose vast interests, cuts across sectors like Travels and Tour, Education, Agriculture and Food production, Oil and Gas, Dredging and Mining, Real Estate, as well as Pharmaceuticals, and Chemicals.

At just 32 years old, Dr. Arinze Madueke, an internationally trained Medical Doctor, is one of Nigeria’s most successful Entrepreneurs, and Philanthropists.

He can best be described as an innovative entrepreneur, a problem solver, one who is constantly looking for new ways to solve old problems.


His conglomerate, Zidora Group, is known for their excellent service, modern, and effective approach to problem solving, as well as, their pristine reputation.

Dr. Arinze, is the President and Chairman of Zidora Group, which has various subsidiaries such as; Zidora Travel and Tour, Zidora Real Estate and Realtors, Zidora Agricultural and Food Services, Zidora Medicals, Zidora Pharmaceuticals and Chemicals Limited, and Zidora Consults Nigeria Limited.

Dr. Arinze, who is from Anambra State, is known by many, as a man who touches lives, and puts smiles on the faces of everyone who comes in contact with him.

He was dubbed by Heritage Magazine as, “One man you must meet at least once in your lifetime”. The greatest Philanthropist of his generation, who started giving, even when he had little. He is the founder of the Non-Governmental Charity Organisation, Zidora Aid Foundation, ZAF.

ZAF is a not-for-profit charity organisation, doing fantastic work with the disabled, the less privileged, the disenfranchised, and Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs.

The core beneficiaries of Zidora Aid Foundation charitable endeavours, are women and children.

The founder, Dr. Arinze, is passionate about the under dogs of the society; people too vulnerable to help themselves, and through ZAF, he has also been able to reach out to millions of people through legal aid, medical assistance, distribution of food and relief materials to refugees, IDPs, and the less fortunate, scholarships, skills acquisition and leadership training, and community development.

ZAF, successfully launched the ‘EDUCATION 2020 Project’; a project designed to eradicate illiteracy in rural communities by the year 2020, through funding of schools, distribution of books and study materials, as well as awarding scholarships to millions of African students.

Dr. Arinze’s work with the less privileged, the poor, and the downtrodden, are commendable, and the EDUCATION 2020 Project, kicked off in his home State of Anambra. This must be why his community in Ukpor, Anambra State, conferred him with the Chieftaincy title, ‘okaka’, meaning ‘greatest, strongest’.

His outstanding performance in various fields of life, by rendering selfless services, as well as contribution to the social and economic development of Nigerians, has earned him recognition, both home and abroad. He is however, very humble, and amiable, and despite his success, he relates well with people across all socio-economic classes.

Although, he is very private, we anticipate, and look forward to what the future holds for him, as he is a bright young man.