Politics in Nigeria today is mostly seen as an avenue for amassing wealth for the political office holder. It is also generally believed that getting involved in Nigerian politics is only for self serving purposes.
However for Dr. Arinze Madueke, politics is all about service to humanity. For him, the only way to provide service to the downtrodden is to give them quality education, to develop their capacity to think for themselves and draw from the unlimited well of greatness within.
Dr. Madueke, a Medical Doctor by training, an entrepreneur per excellence and a serial philanthropist, hails from Ukpor, in Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State.
He clearly stands out in the congregation of indigenes of Anambra State, who have distinguished themselves in different spheres of life.
Madueke, popularly called Okaka, is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Zidora Group. A multi million, multiple brand business he founded a few years ago.
At 33, Dr. Madueke is no doubt one of Nigeria’s most successful entrepreneur. He is a man of many parts; one who does not waste time in extending assistance to the needy, irrespective of religion or ethnicity.
His philanthropic gestures are loud and speak volumes about his commitment to quality education and his stance as an apostle of pragmatic leadership.
Dr. Arinze is a moral instructor and believer in living a good legacy for the younger generation to emulate. His passion has driven him at an early stage to several community projects and social responsibility.
In turn, he has been recognised severally by different establishments for his selfless services. He has also received so many awards from various parastals, corporate organisations, the Nigeria Police Force, schools, among others, most importantly, he has remained committed to the service of mankind.
Dr. Arinze easily comes across as a source of motivation and inspiration to many, as an innovative entrepreneur; one who is constantly looking for new ways to solve old problems, there is surely many things one, especially young people, can learn from him.
His Zidora Group has various subsidiaries such as; Zidora Travel and Tour, Zidora Real Estate and Realtors, Zidora Agricultural and Food Services, Zidora Medicals, Zidora Pharmaceuticals and Chemicals Limited and Zidora Consults Nigeria Limited, among other business interests.
He is one man you must meet at least once in your lifetime to understand the true meaning of humanity. He is an outstanding Philanthropist of his generation who started giving even when he had little.
Much of his philanthropic activities are carried out through a Non-Governmental, Non-profit charity organisation he founded; Zidora Aid Foundation, ZAF.
ZAF is a not for profit charity organisation, doing fantastic work with the disabled, the less privileged, and Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs.
With his background, exposure and experience both in Nigeria and in the Diaspora, Dr. Arinze Madueke’s decision to venture into partisan politics is worth welcoming with both hands and an open mind.
His decision to contest for a seat in the House of Representatives in 2019 is certainly good for Nigerian politics. Here is a person, who is not just a young Nigeria, but also has what it takes to deliver modern governance to his constituents.
He is a card- carrying member of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and come 2019, he is determined to deliver quality representation to the people of Nnewi North, Nnewi South and Ekwusigo Federal Constituency, when he emerges winner of that contest on his APGA party platform.
Speaking on his ambition, Dr. Madueke noted that his decision to veer into the murky waters of Nigerian politics is to deliver unmatched representation to his constituents, correct governmental/official impunity, develop a responsive system of representation, speak the mind of his people, and use other legislative instruments to profitable advantage, in a bid to directly