Godwin Maduka, a verified philanthropical name echoing from the depth of highly conscious individuals, with waves of benefactor voices sounding “When! ‘When will he take this staff and start leading already!’.
Dr. Godwin Maduka, one of the most successful black doctors in the world, founder of the Las Vegas Pain Institute & Medical Center and largest pain treatment centre in Nevada, that specialists in pain medicine, radiology, wellness, and physical therapy, with specialties in chronic and acute pain management, anesthesiology, and interventional pain management, has transformed from the simple foundation learning, a traditional doctor – his father.
This underrated Philanthropist, who has gone beyond his borders, is a self-made man who deserves a statue, no because he is a billionaire but because ‘his billions are not stingy’. Like his language brother Tony Elumelu who focuses on funding African youths through scholarships, Dr. Maduka is focused on more – elevation, building, educating and transforming.
A leader is one who leads by example. In politics, a person voted to bring development to a community, state or even country – working for his/her people and not the other way round. When a leader serves. his people protects him, pray for him, support him and even clothes him but what will they do to a person who left his comfort zone to do what the ‘leader’ is not doing?
A politician who have excellent blueprints with no evidence of capacity to translate it – experienced, exposed and empowered.
With millions of Nigerians who have come accross this name, MADUKA, and his deeds. there is one question on the mind of those who are unsure, “Where is he from and why so much love for humanity?”
To all youths who have chosen the wrong mentors in the name of social media/influencers, why not rethink.
Mentorship is a relationship in which a more experienced or more knowledgeable person helps to guide a less experienced or less knowledgeable person. If you read news and see headlines of today, will you still call ‘them’ your mentor.
Why do you make a person your mentor?
According to Career Addict, “A mentor is someone who offers advice and counsel, and who lends you his or her resources to help you advance in your professional or personal life. A mentor can be someone as important as the CEO of a big company, or it could be the neighbor next door who teaches you simple life lessons while helping you fix your bike.
This man’s love for education goes beyond borders. He completed his residency and post-graduate training at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and got certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology in 1998 and fulfilled the role of Medical Doctor for the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners.
One of the qualities of a good mentor according to The Balance Careers is that “Mentors Know How to Provide Feedback.” These feedback can easily be seen his his responses to his people and governing leaders as he assisted in fortifying the security in Umuchukwu by building four two-storey buildings for police stations, complemented it with a bungalow as officers’ mess, and another structure to serve as operational base for the men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) which he donated to the Nigeria Police; building a headquarters for the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), sponsoring hundreds of students from his community, and getting them jobs and building vocational centers for those who want to learn handiwork.
And as a Clinical Faculty Supervisor of Pain Management/Anesthesiology at Touro University Nevada’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, what other package do you want!
But is your Mentor a Maduka?
SELF MADE MADUKA
Sam Walton, over the course of his life built one of the world’s largest and most powerful corporations from scratch.
This small-town folk hero revolutionized retail distribution and changed the game as we know it. Hard to believe that was once a single store in a tiny town is now a behemoth with revenue to the tune of $500 billion.
Also, Dr. Godwin Maduka, from a small town called Umuchukwu in Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra State, has transformed many lives through his Godwin Maduka Foundation and built the tallest hospital in Africa, which will serve as the largest employer of doctors and nurses by a single person – love for healing triumphing again.
His hunger for success, inspiration, diligence and persistence has led him to hallmarks of successful business men who started from the scratch and are giving back extensively to the society.
Like Deepak Dhadotti of India, who grew up in Belgaum in an agricultural family, studied engineering and then joined the UK company, Moog, in the area of servo-controls, who later travelled extensively in Asia and Europe, building deep experience, Dr. Maduka also took his herbalistic experience and became a specialists in pain medicine with Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry gotten from Rust College, Mississippi, in 1984 and then going to gain Doctorate of Pharmacy from Mercer University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 1988; earning his doctor of medicine degree in 1993 from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, where he also completed an internship.
This ‘Jesus love’ for healing people’s pain and making them feel alive and accepted is what Maduka have taking to a different level – community development.
Although typically associated with the rags to riches story, a self-made man is anyone who attains far greater success than his original circumstances would have indicated was possible. The self-made man often has to overcome great obstacles to achieve his goals.
Self-made men attain their success through education, hard work, and sheer willpower.
“Nor is luck the deciding factor. Society loves the story of a man whose success came to him largely by chance, from an opportunity dropped from the sky. Such stories allow unsuccessful men to excuse their failure as due to unavoidable bad luck and demerit the success of others by chalking their achievements up to chance. Sadly, too many men today believe that lounging on the shore, waiting for their ship to come in, constitutes the best pathway to reaching their goals. Instead, self-made men throughout history have made their own way in life by reaching deep inside themselves and through willpower and elbow grease, creating their own destiny. While there are always many factors to success, all are subordinate to work, which is the great key to success.” – Art of Manliness.
Selfe-made man Maduka is not lucky, he is the fruit of deep and focused labours; just like Kailash Katkar, who was born in a small village at Rahimatpur in Maharashtra, worked his way to the top to be chairman and CEO of INR 200 Cr business.
Like the man behind Quickheal technologies Pvt Ltd., Godwin Maduka is the man behind Las Vegas Pain Institute & Medical Center and Godwin Maduka Foundation.
Godwin Maduka, a Philanthropist Beyond Borders.
Chief Godwin Maduka is, perhaps, the first person in Nigeria to answer the call to assist government in building infrastructures and the only person who has built three of it – customary, magistrate and high.
The Chief Judge of Anambra State, Justice Ijem Onwuamegbu, described a Judiciary complex he built as magnificent edifice.
Godwin Maduka has also gone a notch from the average Diaspora by not only transferring the knowledge of infrastructural facilities to the homeland landscape but also transferring his knowledge and expertise in the medical field to his people.
On a step by step process, briefs on what he has basically done for the world.
In Abia State:
he helped build a Reverend Father’s house at Nneato, Umunneochi Local Government Area.
In Anambra State:
He built roads for Ogbunka and Owerre Ezukalla people. He personally imported all the equipments with which those roads were built from pay loader to almost every machine in construction and was later supported by government in the area of asphalt and also helped in the roofing of their community churches.
He has acquired large expanse of land for a Police College Umuchukwu community.
He assisted with N5million naira in the town hall project of Ihite, a neighbouring community near Owerri.
In Enugu State:
He sent many for treatment at Annunciation Specialist Hospital and others to US, where more sophisticated treatments is required.
In Delta State:
He imported earth moving/heavy duty equipment which were used for the construction of Asaba Airport
In Imo State:
He donated N50million to a community in Mbano for a primary school and other infrastructure.
In Canada, North America:
He donated $100,000 for the Nigerian House in Calgary, Canada.
To ease housing problems around the area, for workers who travel down to Orumba from Awka, Onitsha and Enugu states, he has acquired about 500 plots to develop a state-of-the-art housing estate that will quarter the burgeoning middle class springing up around that area for doctors, bankers, lecturers and so on, therefore showcasing his entrepreneurship ability.
Maduka is a natural National Hero, he has trained a good number of priests abroad and still doing. He has a library at St Paul’s School Awka named after him.
He also built:
1) Two churches, one each for the Anglicans and Catholics.
(2) Trinity Hospital and Maternity.
(3) Over 100 standard houses for widows and the poor in the area.
(4) Immaculate Conception International College 1 and 2 , with buses donated to them.
(5) A standard market called (Afor Market), .
(6) Two monasteries for churches.
(7) Community centre (Community Hall and his own Village Hall).
(8) A Post office.
(9) Provided transformers to boost electricity in the community.
(10) Mighty edifices for primary and secondary schools.
(11) A palace for the monarch, civic centre,.
(12) Five star hotel known as Lion of Africa resort.
Though he won the 2019 ‘Man of the Year’ Award hosted by Igbere Tv, a smart media house that look for people with plans for Nigeria, but I think its time the awards start flooding.
Dr Godwin Maduka the Bridge Builder
There is absolutely no word or phrase that seem adequate to aptly describe an indefatigable and enigmatic leader Like Dr. Godwin Maduka. A father to many, renowned global authority in the field of Medicine, an administrator par excellence, a successful entrepreneur, a scholar and a genius. He is a complete package, goldfish in a glass bowl. He is first an Igbo man, then a Nigerian. Worthy of note is that, he is a pioneer partner in the development of Awka capital territory (over 10yrs counting).
If any politician in Nigeria started or has done it like this Doctor, we will always get ready for elections before time.
Mrs Bianca Ojukwu, wife of the late Ikemba Nnewi, Chief Odumegwu Ojukwu, lauded Maduka for impacting on the lives of people in many positive ways.
She says, “My appeal is that this effort should be encouraged; I call on the state government and the state to identify and support this great man so that others can have the mind to follow suit.”
Dr. Godwin Maduka, after all these Presidential deeds, is in a dilemma of leaving his flourishing medical practice in the United States of America to come complete his ‘development tour’ in Nigeria.
What will the People Say?! Will he make a good Politician?!
These questions are for Nigerians to answer.