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Brief Overview

The Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe Foundation was established to give further development to the philosophy, principles and value system promoted by Emmanuel Onyechere Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe in the course of his earthly sojourn. It also serves to provide a structured framework for the continuance of his various social works at the level of the individual, groups, and communities. These include his involvement in charity, moral rearmament and spiritual regeneration, economic enhancement for the less privileged executed through various networks considered applicable to targeted beneficiaries.

The Foundation has inaugurated a lecture series known as The Emmanuel Onyechere Osigwe Anyaim-Osigwe Memorial Lecture Series. The Lecture Foundation Series is dedicated to the scholarly examination of Anyiam-Osigwe’s Philosophical treatises, which he synthesizes in his concept to of a Holistic Approach to Human Existence and Development. The family’s contacts, goodwill and reach at the national, regional and international levels have been brought to bear in determining the quality of speakers that attend and intellectually submit at the forum.

Consequently, the Lecture Series has provided a platform for such speakers as His Grace Archbishop Anthony Obinna, celebrated for pioneering the renowned Odenigbo lectures who gave the inaugural lecture held in 1999; His Excellency F. W. de Klerk, who was Guest Speaker in the 2000 session; His Honour Al Gore, former Vice President of the United State of America, for the 2001 session; The Right Honourable John Major, former Prime Minister of Great Britain as Guest Speaker for 2002 session and The Honourable Shimon Peres former Prime Minister of Israel who was the key note speaker for the 2003 session.

The Foundations has since 2002 instituted the Africa Institute for Leadership, Research, and Development as a measure of giving continental expression to its various projects.


Essentially, the Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe Foundation (OAOF) forms a major plank of the activities of the Anyiam-Osigwe Consortium (AOC) and is built on the cornerstone that was laid by Chief Emmanuel Onyechere Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe more than 70-years ago. This extraordinary and remarkable man served Nigeria and the world he lived in as a philosopher, philanthropist and businessman (1921-1998) and he identified himself as a student of truth and a grateful servant of God.

The Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe Foundation is a Nigerian based organisation and is the product of the vision of Chief Emmanuel Onyechere Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe of blessed memory. The primary goal of the Foundation is the promotion and propagating of ideas and values that will place Africa in her rightful place at the forefront of human development and progress. Committed to elevating Africa beyond a long period of darkness and fear into one of light and a dream fulfilled, the OAOF build, promote, and consolidate activities in Africa and for Africa in collaboration with institutions and role players across countries and continents.

The methodology includes values that are integral to the success of any society – integrity, respect for the rule of law, compassion, justice, accountability, generosity, tolerance, diligence, and healthy patriotism. Through these values the OAOF persistently strive to contribute to the efforts eliminate the attributes of corruption, self-interest, and exploitation from all realms of the society. Collectively, the activities of the AOC and OAOF include an extensive business network, wide ranging social responsibility programmes as well as contributions towards the development of local, national and international leadership In the quest for the realization of the mission, vision, values and objectives of the Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe Foundation (OAOF), it is not surprising that various corporations, governments, individuals and groups have discovered in the Foundation a veritable vehicle to propagate their respective missions and realise their desired objectives for their countries, institutions or corporations.

However, whether such projects or initiative are commercially driven or non-profit oriented, neither the partner country nor organization nor OAOF is compromised by collaborating in the quest for their realisation. This is because the relationships are fundamentally anchored on the requisite ethical principles, trust, shared values and issues that promote the welfare of all concerned beyond mere profit making or selfish goals. The AOC, AOF and their development partners have been able to facilitate a good number of major not for profit as well as commercial projects that are transparently executed.

The Foundation derives immense satisfaction in bringing about novel, innovative, creative and enlightening outcomes that make for progress and better understanding not only within Africa but the global community at large.