Michael Nwafor:A Maritime Expert with Refined Vision for the Poor

“No legacy is so rich as honesty”-William Shakespeare

For over 5years ago when one Dr.Richard Miracle, an Ajegunle firebrand-based pastor, personally nominated Deacon Michael Nwafor for 2011 Mindset Media Achievers Excellence Awards. Little did I know, that Deacon Michael Nwafor,the Anambra-born maritime expert cum philanthropist is deeply rooted in Christ.

Meeting Deacon Michael Nwafor for the first time was a divine arrangement from God not man. Never anyone judges the appearance of a man at the first sight. Unknown to me, this man is one the movers and shakers in the maritime industry where he started his company in 1996, having came to Lagos at the age of 18 and but determined to eradicate poverty from his family. He worked with some maritime companies in Apapa area of Lagos State, where he had some maritime experiences to kick -off his own personal company called’Machidor Global Services Limited ‘which core services on customs licensed Agent,Warehousing,Transportation,Importers,Exporters and General Merchants.

Today, Machidor Global Services Limited is one of the fast-growing maritime companies in Nigeria, rendering honesty services to clients. Maritime legacy is one core objective of Michael Nwafor whose creative legacies is traced from his father who taught all siblings to live faithfully in life.

To Deacon Michael Nwafor, God first before earthly pursuit and contentment of life. He has created good name in the maritime industry, having lost several millions of naira to those he trusted that almost ruined his business if not God’s grace in his life, today Michael Nwafor would have been eating from the crumbs. He briefly worked with Amster Master Nigeria Limited from 1991 to 1992,Nri kingdom Limited 1992 to 1993 and Jafana ventures Limited 1993 to 1996.

One thing that singles out Michael Nwafor from his equal, how he was able to train all his brothers and sisters from primary level to university level and creatively established all in one lucrative business or the other. To him, education is the best legacy in life and I decided to help my family to fulfill their destinies. If you are rich and the wealth does not circulate your family, it means such wealth has questionable source. My father taught us to love one and another and I grew up with it.

At 48, Michael Nwafor has established his name in the golden books of the maritime industry in Nigeria and abroad. Having traveled around the world for one business lecture or the other, credibility and accountability has become a national anthem in his business. He is one of the financial contributors to Manna ministry where he goes with his team for prison evangelism and rehabilitation of prisoners in Nigeria.

He has received over 40 meritorious awards to his credit. Humanitarian and community services are core objectives of this great Nigerian maritime guru who sees earthly wealth has nothing than serving God faithfully. I don’t believe using security operatives as a businessman or entrepreneur. It is rude forms of displaying ill-gotten wealth to the public.I prefer to live a quiet life than showcasing earthly wealth with no value for eternity. Life is all about impacting people with value-oriented ideas and nothing more. He is happily married to a beautiful wife and blessed with five lovely children.

Godday Odidi
Social Media Analyst

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