The ongoing Medical Research Centre at Umuchukwu community in Orumba South Local Government, Anambra State, Nigeria would soon turn the obscure locality to a city of knowledge. On completion of the 15-storey building project, funded solely by Dr Godwin Maduka, the Chief Executive Officer and Medical Director of the Las Vegas Pain Institute and Medical Centre, the largest pain treatment centre in Nevada, USA, the rural community will become the hub of medical research in the country and African continent.
When interviewed, Maduka explained his philanthropic gesture, saying, “I embarked on all these to save my people from my ugly experience while growing up. I grew up in a home that when it rained, it rained more inside the house. ‘’Wealth would be meaningless if it cannot be used to better the lives of the people around the custodian. ‘’The wealthy must provide jobs for the youths; build skills acquisition centres for willing adults, market stalls for men and women, if society must be secure,” he said.
“I am living the American dream and I’m doing all I can through philanthropy to help the people where I came from live a better life. It is so small that most everybody there is either related by blood or marriage,” Dr. Godwin Maduka told Las Vegas review Journal at his Henderson branch office.
According Clark County records, Maduka bought seven residential properties in Nevada for more than $7 million and spent nearly $4 million on the two buildings that house the Las Vegas Pain Institute, where he employs 80 people.