Arthur Eze is a Nigerian oil mogul, philanthropist, politician and the CEO of Atlas Oranto Petroleum, the largest privately held Nigerian exploration and production group. He is ranked the 8th wealthiest man in Africa.
Arthur Eze has extended his philanthropy works to South Sudan by building two primary schools in Yirol and Rumbek, two communities located northwest of Juba, the country’s capital of South Sudan.
The schools being built as a corporate social responsibility project by Eze’s Oranto Petroleum Ltd is estimated at over $800,000.
Arthur Eze was born on the 27th of November 1948 in Ukpo village, Dunukofia Local Government Anambra State, Nigeria.
He is popularly known as ‘Prince Arthur Eze’ because he is from a royal family, and his elder brother is the traditional ruler (King) of Ukpo Village.
To name a few of his works, Eze has helped communities in Nigeria and outside of his native country as well, and he is regarded as the most influential personality coming from Nigeria for his many efforts in tackling social issues and alleviating poverty.
See below the list of his philantropy works according to Entrepreneurs NG:
- Donation of $12 million for the construction of St. Stephen’s Anglican Deanery and Youth Development Center in Otuoke, Bayelsa State, Nigeria in 2013.
- Arthur Eze donated $800,000 for the constructing of two primary schools in Yirol and Rumbek communities in central South Sudan.
- 10 million naira donated to the elderly people of the Ukpo community.
- The Association of People Living with Sickle Cell Disorder (APLSCD), received the sum of N5 million for a standard sickle cell clinic at the Ukpo, Dunukofia Council Area of Anambra State.
- He was part of those that contributed for the relief needs of the victims of Boko Haram insurgencies, of which he donated the sum of $800,000 at a fundraiser in Abuja.
- Arthur Eze gave 25 million naira of the total funds raised for the ‘Russia 2018’ FIFA World Cup in 2018.
- Eze donated $6.3-million to the flood relief efforts in Nigeria in the year 2013.
- A church in Abagana community benefited from his cheerful giving as he gave them the sum of 20 million naira for musical instruments and renovations in 2015.
- Arthur singlehandedly built a medical research unit for the Nnamdi Azikiwe University.
- He modernized the local market near the Ukpo palace and also created road networks linking the Dunukofia clan with neighbouring towns like Abba, Awkuzu, Ifite-Dunu, and Abagana.
- Arthur constructed the overhead bridge in Ebonyi State with his funds, without asking for government intervention.