Entrepreneur and philanthropist, Felix King Eiremiokhae has been bestowed with the Honorary Georgia Citizen for his charity works in Nigeria’s communities through his foundation, Felix King Foundation. He was also bestowed with a Humanitarian Award by the Trinity International University of Ambassadors also in Georgia for the his works of charity and care for widows and the vulnerable.
The honour from the State of Georgia, which took place on the floor of the Senate in Capitol building, according to a statement confers on him the Goodwill Ambassadorship for the state and according to the Secretary of State, the State of Georgia, Brain P. Kemp, the honorary citizenship affords him to travel to other states, and to nations beyond the borders of the United States of America, or wherever he may hereafter travel or reside with the ease and privileges of a citizen.
The resolution for the honour was Senate resolution 608 moved by senators Gloria Butler of the 55th and Seay of the 34th and adopted in the senate on January 23, 2018.
Part of the resolution reads “whereas, it is abundantly fitting and proper that the outstanding accomplishments of this remarkable individual be appropriately recognized. Now be it further resolved by the senate that the members of the body commend Felix King Eiremiokhae for his many valuable contributions on behalf of those in need and extend best wishes for continued support”
Reading the proclamation on the Senate Capitol in the State of Georgia, Gloria Butler, Senator representing District 55 of the state described Felix King as a philanthropist extraordinaire.
She said: “In the process, the Foundation has helped more than 1,000 women and 3,000 children. Much like the State of Georgia, Felix is interested in the protection of women and children.
Apart from his involvement in several humanitarian activities that have brought succour to several poor and vulnerable women across Nigeria, King though his Foundation presented a bill to the Edo State House of Assembly last year for that purpose and he is hopeful that it will be passed in 2018.”
Conferring the King’s outstanding leadership and humanitarian services, Jacqueline Mohair, Founder/Chancellor of the Trinity International University , said the University gave the award “in appreciation and recognition to an outstanding leader for his visionary guidance and exceptional leadership with heartfelt thanks for your world class humanitarian services and leadership.”
Responding to the double honour, Felix King in his acceptance speech acknowledged America as a land of opportunities and one that can be likened to a land that flows with milk while Nigeria is a land of hope and hidden treasures.
He further thanked the senate for the honour bestowed on him saying it was a true testimony of the true American values.
While in Atlanta, Felix King also paid a visit to Medshare, a humanitarian aid organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people, communities and the planet by sourcing and directly delivering surplus medical supplies and equipment to communities in need around the world. He discussed possible collaboration to meet the needs of many people and communities in Nigeria. The outcome of this meeting was an opportunity for the foundation to donate 50 hospital beds to one of the specialist hospitals in Nigeria.
Felix King also in his acceptance speech noted that one of the greatest catastrophes ravaging Africa today is the prejudice against widows and the vulnerable in most of the continent’s societies.”
He noted that what makes the situation worse and dangerous is that it appears as if nobody was ready to make the interventions needed to make change possible.
He expressed his happiness at the award and pledged his determination to devote more of his time and resources towards making life more meaningful for the less privileged, especially the widows and vulnerable children.