On the 5th of July 2016, former Nigerian National Football player Austin “Jay Jay” Okocha alongside his brother Emmanuel Okocha unveiled a charity organisation – Jay Jay Okocha Foundation at a world press conference held at i-naira.com digital hub in Ikoyi.
According to Austin Okocha, the primary objective of the foundation is to use football to raise awareness on the strategic importance of Education, Peace and Unity for the economic growth of Nigeria. He noted that as a non-profit organisation, Jay-Jay Okocha Foundation will be focused on:
Determined to give back to the Society, the former Super Eagles’ skipper said that “football changed my life and I am going to use football as a tool to impact Nigerian lives positively”. He stressed that the foundation will focus on supporting the most vulnerable and less privileged children and that he is willing to raise the required finance to sponsor this good cause by selling cherished items acquired in the course of his professional career and i-naira.com meets their expected need to ethically raise money through auctioning. Raising finance through sales and auctioning of football memorabilia especially those belonging to the founders for charitable causes.
Seer photos from launch below