Igho Sanomi, a UK-based Nigerian business mogul, has been lauded for raising the sum of $1.5 million for two cancer research bodies situated in the United Kingdom.
The duo, Cancer Research UK (CRUK) and Bobby Moore Fund, are research partners committed to funding and spearheading (bowel) cancer research as well as supporting efforts aimed at beating the disease.
According to Forbes, Taleveras DMCC, Sanomi’s Dubai-based oil trading company, has been a sponsor of the Bobby Moore fund and Cancer Research UK since 2013. It has since then helped the charity raise over $1.5 million to further its course.
During a recent ‘dining with the Stars Charity Event’, Stephanie Moore, co-founder of the Bobby Moore Fund, expressed her deepest gratitude to the oil tycoon for his company’s bountiful donations over the years.
The event was graced by top British corporate executives; distinguished British MP’s and Sports personalities.
Bowel cancer is the fourth most common type of cancer in the UK and also the second most common cause of deaths related to the disease with nearly 44 people losing their lives to it on a daily basis, according to the Bobby Moore Fund.
Established in memory of Bobby Moore, an England soccer player who died from bowel cancer in 1993 at the age of 51, the Bobby Moore Fund — in synergy with philanthropists — is focused on creating awareness of the disease and funding research thereabout.
Since its inception, the fund has raised more than $30 million to tackle disease.
Asides his “philanthropic” acts with the aforenamed bodies, Sanomi, is also the founder of Dickens Sanomi Foundation, a Nigeria-based charity trust that supports the education of impoverished Nigerian children.
The foundation spent over $50,000 to fund the surgery of Ali Ahmadu, a seven year old boy who became paralysed after he was run over by Boko Haram militants during an attack on Chibok, Borno state in 2017.
Following the successful surgery, the paralysed boy regained the use of his legs and is now attending a school in Nigeria courtesy of the Dickens Sanomi Foundation.
Born in Agbor, Delta state, in 1975, Sanomi is the son of a retired assistant inspector general of the police. He graduated from the University of Jos where he studied Geology and Mining.