Former president of the NFF and currently a FIFA Council member, Amaju Pinnick has made donations of sporting and educational facilities to his alma mater, Hussey College Warri in Delta State as well as Government College, Ugheli and the University of Benin.
Pinnick donated Volleyball courts to Hussey College and Handball court to Government College and a digital library to the University of Benin from where he graduated with B.Sc in Political science and Public administration in 1994.
At Hussey College in Warri, the Olu of Warri, His Royal Majesty, Ogiame Atuwatse 111, led a pack of eminent personalities to the official inauguration of the Volleyball and Handball courts .
Heralding the arrival of the Olu of Warri at the ceremony were traditional dances, in an atmosphere of pomp and pageantry, with the aroma of royalty radiating at the proceedings of the day.
The National President of Hussey College Old Students Association, Elder Emmanuel Ogidi, was overwhelmed with Pinnick’s gesture and remarked that he was challenged by the donation of sports infrastructure.
Elder Ogidi, who is also the National Vice Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) said further: “Even when some of us have influenced projects to Hussey College, Warri in times past by virtue of the positions we have occupied in government, none of us have done anything in our individual capacities as Amaju Pinnick is doing.”
The Olu of Warri, in his brief remarks, stunned the august audience, by going down memory lane to reveal that his biological father, the late Olu of Warri was an alumnus of Hussey college and so wanted him to attend the college, but by a twist of fate, that was not to be.
While commending Pinnick and his Brownhill Foundation for giving back to the society, the monarch called on other alumni to emulate this kind gesture.
The Olu was of the opinion that there are other old students of Hussey college out there, who might be wealthier than Pinnick, but in his words: “This young man has just decided to etch his name in gold and in the sands of time.”