FACE BEHIND NTF
Nnaedozie Christogonus Agbasonu is a remarkable individual whose diverse accomplishments are a testament to his dedication and hard work. Born in the Olodi-Apapa neighborhood of Lagos, Nigeria. He is a native of Oboama in Ezinihitte LGA of Imo state. He migrated to the United States in 2004 and joined the United States Navy in 2006, where he served in various missions, including Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operations Tomadachi and among others. During his military career, Mr. Agbasonu received numerous commendations for his distinguished service, including the Certificate of Appreciation from both the Navy and Army, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, Army Achievement Medal, New York State Military Commendation Medal, Medal for Humane Service from New York State, and among others. Mr. Agbasonu has also held several leadership positions in the US Military and civilian sectors.
Mr. Agbasonu grew up in a challenging environment in Nigeria, where access to basic necessities like clean drinking water, electricity, and employment opportunities was limited, resulting in increased poverty and crime rates. Despite traveling to various countries over the years and revisiting Nigeria, he observed that little had changed in the country. He was moved by the plight of his fellow Nigerians and was determined to make a difference. Recognizing that the government alone cannot address all the societal challenges, he felt a personal responsibility to contribute to the betterment of the less privileged. He founded the Nnaedozie Thomas Foundation, with the aim of reducing poverty, inequality, and injustice in Nigeria, a non-profit organization that is widely known for its philanthropy, charity, and community development initiatives.
Through Nnaedozie Thomas Foundation, Mr. Agbasonu and his team have significantly impacted the lives of less privileged individuals, providing better livelihoods for the poor and indigent members of society. Overall, Mr. Agbasonu’s life is an inspiration to many, and he continues to make a positive impact in his community and beyond. The non-profit organization he founded has been at the forefront of championing the “giving back to society” campaign, leading to transformative impacts in the lives of many.