Billionaire Chairman of Zinox Technologies, Dr. Leo Stan Ekeh has called on other rich and well-meaning indigenes of Imo State to come to the aid of the victims of the Owerri Market, which was recently demolished by the government of Gov. Rochas Okorocha, the Imo State governor.
Making the donation of N50million naira, which he said would at least cushion the hardship inflicted on them by the demolition of the market, Ekeh said, “I have built ICT Centres in all the tertiary institutions in the state and I have equally built houses for widows in the three senatorial zones of the state through the current first lady of the state quietly because I believe that suffering people in the state need to be assisted. So, the donation was simply to help the government and the people, and I urge others to also help. So, it is not politics, and if I need to play politics, I think I have the capacity to do so.”
Stating why he donated the N50 million to the traders and the victims of the demolished Ekeukwu Owerri market, Ekeh said as an Imo citizen, it would be a failure on his part not to assist his fellow citizens who are in distress, especially when their means of livelihood was forcefully removed from them. The philanthropist who stated this in Owerri, the state capital, when he handed over a cheque of N50 million to the officials of the Fidelity Bank who are to the disburse the money to the traders, maintained that he did not do it because he was the richest person in the state but to assist them move on with life. He also commended the committee for the rehabilitation of the displaced Ekeukwu market traders headed by Chief Ambrose Ejiogu for ensuring that the main traders with shops at the market were verified.