To mark his 49th birthday, Niger Delta leader and philanthropist, High Chief Mike Loyibo, will on Friday, support a group of youths and elders with a princely sum of N25 million naira, through his Foundation.
The founder of Mike Loyibo Foundation and a co-founder, Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), will also receive an Honorary Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) from the prestigious University of Ghana, on April 8, 2018.
Loyibo, a member of the Presidential Amnesty Committee, disclosed this recently during a chat with GbaramatuVoice.
According to the highly revered community leader, the Foundation will empower 50 beneficiaries from Burutu and Bomadi Local Government Areas in Delta state, with a sum of N500, 000 each in Tuomo community.
He also said that the beneficiaries would be made up of both youths and the elderly, and that the gesture is part of his efforts to plow back into the society, that made him.
In order to ensure transparency, equity and fairness, of the process, he said a committee, headed by one Prince O. Johnny, has been set up for the purpose of putting in place, certain modalities which will serve as guide, to choosing deserving beneficiaries, that would be empowered by the Mike Loyibo Foundation.
Those expected at the ceremony include; a former Minister of Police Affairs, Alaowei Broderick Bozimo, who will chair the occasion; Senator James Manager, representing Delta South Senatorial District of Delta state; the Chairmen of Patani, Burutu and Bomadi Local Government Areas, amongst other dignitaries.
High Chief Mike Loyibo is a custodian of several chieftaincy titles and awards such as; Are Pamowei of Kabowei Kingdom in Patani local government area of Delta state; the Otuyota of Ijene Kingdom in Ethiope East local government area of Delta state; and the Omezia of Umosor Kingdom in Orlu local government area of Imo state.
He will be conferred with an honorary PhD degree, alongside other eminent personalities, including the cerebral traditional ruler, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, the Oni of Ife and others.
Chief Mike Loyibo has in the past, empowered several Niger Delta youths with cash awards and has turned it into a regular feature in the state.