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Dr. Donald Peterson

Dr. Donald Peterson is the President/Chairman, Richfield Group of Companies.

AGBOR, a town in Delta State blessed with so many great Men who are making waves in the Economic development of Delta State in particular, and Nigeria in general. Some of these men are Mr. Jim Ovia, the Founder and Chairman of Zenith Bank PLC.

Mr. Godwin Ifeanyi Emefiele, the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

Chief Stephen Ikpade, the MD of Steveson Group of Companies.

Before these men were great men like Chief Vincent West Egbarin the ORIKE EZE OF AGBOR.

Dr. George Orewa, a consultant to the Federal Government of Nigeria on Local Government Affairs and the Chairman of Orewa farms.

Presently, Agbor now has a new kid on the block. He is poised to sustain and surpass the rich legacies established by the aforementioned great Men of Agbor Kingdom. He is Dr. Donald Peterson Onyibe. The President/Chairman of Richfield Group of Companies.

Dr. Donald Peterson Onyibe was born in Lagos on the 28th December, 1971 into the family of late Mr. Peter Onyibe of Ogbeisere Community in Ime-Obi, Agbor, Delta State. The only son in a family of three girls. At age Nine, he came back to Agbor at the insistence of his late grandfather Chief Samuel Arimoku Onyibe.

He started his Primary School Education in Lagos (1-3) and later proceeded to Primary 4 at Nosieri Primary School, Agbor in 1980. Finished as the best graduating pupils from Agbor zone for his First School Leaving Certificate in 1982/83 session. He did his Secondary Education at Gbenoba Grammar School, Agbor (now St Columbas Secondary School). He distinguished himself with his superlative academic excellence, that he obtained his WASC/GCE result in class four to the admiration of his grandfather.

In 1989, he gained admission to the University of Benin (Uniben) to study Medicine. But because of some personal reasons he opted out after one academic session in Uniben. In 1990, he gained a fresh admission into the University of Abuja to study Economics.

HARVEST OF DEGREES

  1. Bachelor of Science Degree, (BSc) Economics, University of Abuja
  2. Master in Financial Economics, (MFE), University of Abuja
  3. Master of Science (MSc) in Economics, University of Abuja
  4. Master of Science (MSc) in Economics, London School of Economics.
  5. Master in Business Administration (MBA), Lagos Business School
  6. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), London School of Economics.

HIS EXPLOITS IN THE BUSINESS WORLD:

He attributed his success in business to God almighty and to Chief Charles Nsirim of Halliburton Oil Services Company who paved way for him to become a consultant to the Oil giant at a relatively young age.

THE BIRTH OF RICHFIED GROUP OF COMPANIES:

It is an indigenous company with Headquarters in Nigeria with a registered branch office in London and Bulgaria, to carry out services in Aviation (Helicopter Service and Aircraft Maintenance), Infrastructure, Military Communication (HF, VHF, Data, UAV, Biometric and Security), Marine (Simulation & Products, Marine Vessels), Agriculture, Oil & Gas, Power (Generation, Distribution and Transmission) and Technology. The company is a major contractor to the Nigeria Government ministries, agencies, and parastatals.

It is also a partner and company Representative for various companies in the USA, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Presently, Richfield Group of Companies has employed over 140 hardworking and goal driven professionals globally and bulk of them are Nigerians. Richfield has passion for what it does to make a difference. It has integrity in all its dealings with stakeholders. It pursues innovation to create value for its clients.

WHAT MAKES DONALD PETERSON ONYIBE AND HIS RICHFIELD GROUP OF COMPANIES THICK:

  1. Richfield Group are partners with Global Vectra Helicopter Limited to provide helicopter & aircraft maintenance services, offshore & onshore transportation services to the oil & gas sector, charter & airport shuttle services.
  2. Richfield Group owns and operate a tank farm at Koko, Delta State

HIS PHILOSPHY TO PHILANTHROPY:

"If I cannot add value to the society, no need to devalue it"

His philanthropist gesture is legendary. First of its kind in Agbor.

  1. Provision of street lights along the Obi Ikenchuku Road and Orikeze Avenue, Agbor Obi.
  2. Provision of waste bin containers along Orikeze Avenue
  3. Fixing bad roads within the Agbor metropolis.
  4. Helps in Controlling Erosion in Agbor..
  5. Employment of waste managers/ Street sweepers in Agbor-Obi.
  6. Youth empowerments.
  7. Youths skill acquisition programme.
  8. Software training programme for the Youth.
  9. Facilitation of Canada immigration fast-track programme.
  10. Payments of stipend to the widows.
  11. Constructions of speed bumps along the Obi Ikenchuku Road..

HIS POLITICAL PHILOSPHY:

"I see politics as a vocation and a call to selfless service. The people knows what they want and they should go for it"

Any political ambition for now? As a diehard optimist, anything is possible

AWARDS/HONOURS:

  1. Award of Diaspora Excellent Merit Award by the Mayor of Bon, Germany, 2013
  2. Honorary Professor, Academic Union Oxford.

ON WHAT MOTIVATES HIM

"Intellectual discuss, adding value to anything that comes my way and being responsible for the smiles I see on people's face"

DR DONALD PETERSON, CONGRATULATIONS AND BEST WISHES ON YOUR INDUCTION INTO THE IKA STALLION HALL OF FAME, 2019.

© Ewere Okonta