Tue. Jan 18th, 2022

Happy Birthday To a Quintessential Gentleman: Dr. Ibeleme Israel

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On this day, a Philanthropist and Humanitarian per excellence was born– An urbane, simple, friendly and accessible Man he is. Never anyone that has been privileged to come across his path would fault nor has reason to complain of his character and attitude. No human is perfect however, Dr. Israel Chibueze Ibeleme has shown and proved to be a perfect Quintessential Gentleman.

Then, although young, the Boy Israel Ibeleme took passionately took delight in offering hands of support to the people in his neighbourhood of Rumuomoi in Obio Akpor, Port Harcourt, Rivers State. He was practically living from hands to mouth because of helping others.

In his words then, “better people do not go to bed hungry while I had my belly filled up and something in my pockets and accounts, instead, let me have none and let them eat”.

That is the kind of human being he was and still is till date. From that little beginning, he continued his journey in life and remained a beacon of hope to the hopeless: paying school fees, paying rents to less privileged and assisted in the upkeep of many families.

Unlike many that vintage positions changes their ego, the Man Israel Ibeleme, remained committed to his simple ideals and even become more humane and accessible to all with his doors wide open to all. This is what his close watchers would always attests to.

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To give his charity a direction, he established Israel Ibeleme Foundation over a decade ago. IIF touches lives in every facet of human endeavours ranging from Scholarship for education; providing skill acquisition training for women and youths; and, providing the needed equipment for take off. Israel Ibeleme Foundation has built and renovated schools across FCT, Nasarawa, Plateau states and many other parts of Eastern Nigeria. One spectacular angle of the foundation’s support which stand it out from the rest is that they embark on projects anywhere irrespective of culture, tradition, ethnicity and religious inclination of the beneficiaries without discrimination.

Dr. Israel Ibeleme a devoted Christian was honoured with a traditional title of ” Namu Dan Unwa” by the Emir of Uke Kingdom, in Nasarawa State, HRM Abdullah Hassan for his sterling humanitarian support to his emirate. The Emir said “in the history of my communities, we have been neglected however, Dr Israel Ibeleme and his Foundation found us as worthy human beings to support. The sewing machines provided our women shall turnaround fortunes of many families and school fees shall be paid because standard of living of the people shall henceforth improve. Indeed, you’re our destiny changer, You are our own”.

For us at AsphericNews, we felicitate with a Quintessential perfect Gentleman Dr. Israel Ibeleme, on this auspicious day. We are saying Happy Birthday Sir.

May you live long to reap benefits of your good work to humanity.

Random pictures from IIF Programmes:

At the GSS Gosa, Airport Road Abuja
Beneficiaries of Dr. Israel scholarship award
Official commissioning of classroom block by IIF
Beneficiaries of Sewing Machines

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