Onitsha Advancement Foundation




The  Onitsha Advancement Foundation (OnAF) was established on Wednesday, April 30,  2014, by the Onitsha Traditional Council, under the leadership of His Majesty, Nnaemeka Achebe, CFR, mni, Obi of Onitsha. It is registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission as an Incorporated trustee with two major objectives. The first is to support the funding and education of deserving Onitsha indigenes in all fields of endeavor, academics, and the arts, sports, technology, skills acquisition, and vocational training. The other is to facilitate the preservation of the values, history, and traditions of the Ancient Onitsha Kingdom through the institution, structures, and objects of its monarchy.

Entreprenuership Training

An Enterprise Development Centre to prepare youths of Onitsha origin and other interested youths drawn from across the country and beyond for leadership and entrepreneurship on an ongoing basis.

Technological Skills Acquisition

Foster ideation, business development, innovation and technology application for the growth of enterprises in Onitsha and across the entire South East.

Financial Intermediation

To provide   intermediation  between lenders and borrowers, mobilizing funding globally, for purposes of  economic empowerment and inclusion, toward poverty alleviation, within the Onitsha traditional community

Our Vision

To Lift the Poor in Onicha Out of Poverty

  • By ensuring that ndi Onicha Ado N’Idu at Home and in the Diaspora get the help they need to have improved livelihoods and have the capacity to make meaningful contributions to the homeland.

Our Mission

To create and facilitate the development of an Economic Empowerment Programme  aimed at taking Onitsha through the 21st Century

  • By providing services that help to foster a changed mindset, participatory action and economic empowerment in the lives of ndi Onicha Ado N’Idu and the community we serve
His Majesty Nnaemeka Achebe, Obi of Onitsha, addressing participants at the Ado Busines Incubation Centre Start-up Hangout.

Value Reorientation Initiative

Conceived as a critical enabler in the quest to Lift (the poor in) Onicha Out of Poverty (LOOP), the initiative seeks to bring about a shift amongst ndi Onicha from:

  • Consumption to production
  • Applicant/employee mindset to entrepreneurial spirit/drive Individualism to collaboration/partnership
  • Short-termism to a longer-term focus.

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