Amb. Ibrahim Magnet: Things You Never Knew About Him, His Achievements, Awards and Family
WHO IS AMB (DR). IBRAHIM SAMBO MAGNET?
Amb. (Dr.) Ibrahim Sambo Magnet is a native of Malumfashi, Katsina State, Nigeria. He is a highly resourceful, dynamic and goal oriented individual with the strength, ability and enthusiasm, needed for distinctive performance and a personality that attracts confidence and trust. A visionary individual full of interpersonal skills with strong sense of direction to achieve assigned role and responsibility. Alhaji Ibrahim had a stint of public service experience at the Katsina General Hospital, after graduating from the famous School of Nursing Katsina as Staff Nurse and obtained the General Nursing Council Certificate (GNCS), which is equivalent to a degree in Nursing. He had a very brief formal working experience at the General Hospital, Katsina from 1978 – 1982 after which he decided to venture into the business out of curiosity and pursuit of his golden fleece.
Alhaji Dr. Ibrahim Sambo Magnet established his first company known as Sambo International as platform for a smooth running of his business endeavors.
Alh. Ibrahim Sambo (Magnet) came up with another company known as Magnet Oil and Gas Company as the umbrella for his long interest in the business of the mainstream offshore/onshore oil business venture.
These two (2) well established business ventures paved the way for other business interest such as Magnet Oil Services Company, Magnet Quarry and Construction Limited, West Africa Venture Limited (WAV) amongst others, which metamorphosed into one of the biggest and leading creek vessel charter company in the Nigeria Oil and Gas Sector, as well as Magnet Farms.
Not resting on his laurels, Alhaji Ibrahim Sambo (Magnet) incorporated a Charity Organization whose mission statement is to give back to society at large charitably,
The Ibrahim Magnet Foundation a platform which exists to cater for the interest of the less privileged in the society and improve on their living standard, towards making them productive citizen of the Country, physically and mentally.
Successes recorded by Alh. Ibrahim Sambo (Magnet) in all his business establishments from inception to date, were great and remarkable. He is a pro-active team leader who led by example, with high – level strategic plan and management skills to attain improved value proposition.
The philanthropic activities of Dr. Ibrahim Sambo Magnet have touched the lives of countless number of less-privileges and improve their quality of lives. His benevolence cuts across a wide range, from medical care to provision of social amenities in rural areas. Below are a few things we have done.
A. PROVISION OF MEDICAL CARE
Amb. Dr. Ibrahim Magnet through his foundation “Ibrahim Magnet Foundation” provides medical care for those who are unable to afford it and for poor children who have been abused.
Amongst the beneficiaries of Medical care, include:
a. Baby Musa Murtala
Who was brutally abused by his stepmother and later was rehabilitated and sponsored by the foundation.
b. Malama Hauwa Yusuf
Who suffers a rare muscle disorder was sponsored for treatment in India worth N7,000,000.00 (Seven Million Naira) by the foundation.
B. SUPPORTING PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED
Amb. Ibrahim Magnet provides support and sponsorship for the physically challenged to help them live better lives.
Armless Shashida from Lapai, Niger State was assisted with a car, house among others.
C. ACADEMIC SPONSORSHIP
Faisal Usman from Kebbi state was sponsored to read piloting at the United States by Ibrahim Magnet Foundation.
D. PROVISION OF SAFE DRINKING WATER TO COMMUNITIES
His foundation provides boreholes for communities deprived of access to healthy drinking water.
Some of the benefitted communities include:
Two boreholes with overhead water tank (1000 litres) at Katsina General Hospital: Maternity Wing and General Ward; a borehole at Government College, Katsina; and others at Kofar Soro, Katsina; Katsina Polo Club; Daura Yardaje; Malumfashi in Zaria City; Orphanage Home at Mararaba, Jos; Rigachukwu; Unguwan Kanawa; Unguwan Shanu; at Abakwa and at Rigasa etc.
E. OTHER HUMANITARIAN SERVICES
The Magnet foundation provides assistance to victims of circumstances, one of whom was Mrs. Blessing, who was robbed by hoodlums. She was assisted with N200, 000.00 (Two Hundred Thousand Naira) by the Foundation.
AWARDS AND TRADITIONAL TITLES
The humanitarian activities of the Foundation, founded by Amb. (Dr.) Ibrahim Sambo Magnet, has brought him several honors from well-meaning institutions. Thus, he has received over 145 awards and titles from local and international organizations. Some of the titles bags include:
Magaisan Katsina, Garkuwan Matasan Arewa, Alaanu Mekunu Nigeria, Agunechemba-1, Tsau TIV, Jakadan Hausa
When he is not busy tending to the less privileged or running his business endeavors, he likes to engage in recreational activities such as playing soccer, polo and swimming. He has been an active sportsman since his youth. Below are pictures depicting his passion for sports.
Amb. (Dr.) Ibrahim Sambo Magnet passionately played polo and soccer in his youthful days. He played soccer at professional level and was a goalkeeper, during which he earned the named “Magnet”.
IBRAHIM SAMBO’S FAMILY
A lover of children, passionately dedicated to improving the living and reaching out to the less privileged. She holds a first degree and a master’s degree in Public Administration.
- Fadila Ibrahim Sambo (daughter)
A great leader with strong ethics, dedicated to serving humanity especially the less privileged. She is also a Petro Chemist with an MBA in Oil and Gas Management.
IBRAHIM MAGNET FOUNDATIONS’
For further information, inquiry, solicitations, and donations visit the official website of the foundation http://www.ibrahimmagnetfoundation.com