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Improving Lives Through Empowerment Schemes

Dominic Oneya foundation identifies the need to aid education among children, help local communities and so we have projects suited to achieve these

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The Dominic Oneya Foundation was started to honor and to give credence to the good works and legacy of the man, Brig. General Dominic Oneya. (rtd) and as a registered NGO, it is intended to serve as a more structured platform to further drive and build on his achievements and contributions to the those he has had the privilege of serving over the years.

The Dominic Oneya Foundation identifies, and where necessary partners with other NGO’s and Groups that work in similar intervention areas and make efforts to encourage international Foundations to invest and work in Nigeria through “joint funding” and partnership initiatives.Learn More

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Our Approach

The Dominic Oneya Foundation seeks to work mainly as a Non-Governmental Organisation and working through partners intended to build institutional capacity, supporting innovation for development and new ideas and ensuring that the funding provided meets the needs of the target beneficiaries. The Foundation will also seek collaboration with other grant makers and international agencies working […]

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The Foundation is cognizant of the fact that its interventions and the initiation of its projects are primary based on the support and funding by donors in both the private and public sectors and also encourage the involvement government agencies in the assessment of implemented projects to ensure that the grants provided are utilized for […]

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The Organization has since been supported by free-will donations by philanthropists and Trustees, but we welcome donations and contributions in finance and materials. How to Donate For Credit Card Donations

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About the Chairman

Birth and Education

Dominic Obukadata Oneya was born 26 May 1948 in Apapa, Local Government Area, Lagos state. His family is Urhobo. His origins are in Agbarho, Ughelli North Local Government Area, Delta State. He attended the Baptist Academy, Yaba, Lagos (1962–1967), then enlisted in the Nigerian Defence Academy in May 1969, earning a commission in the Infantry Corps in September 1971. Oneya attended the University of Ife, Ile-Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) (1977–1980), earning B.Sc degree in physical education. He attended the Command and Staff College, Jaji, Kaduna (1983–1984) and the Canadian Land Force Command and Staff College, Kingston, Ontario, Canada (1987–1988).

Military career

Command positions during his military career include Adjutant of 31 Infantry Battalion (1971–1972), Instructor at 4 Division Training School (1972–1973) and Instructor at Nigerian Army Military Training College, Jaji (1975–1977). As a Staff Officer from 1977 he served at Army Headquarters Lagos and in operations with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (1980–1981). He was Commandant of the Nigerian Army Physical Training School, Zaria (1985–1987), Directing Staff, Command and Staff College, Jaji (1987–1989) and Directing Staff, Ghana Armed Forces College Teshe, Ghana (1989–1991). He was appointed Commander, 82 Motorized Infantry Brigade, Kano (1993–1995), Commander, 16 Battalion, Nigerian ECOMOG Contingent in Liberia and then Director of administration, Training and Doctrine Command (1995-July 1996).

Later career

On 17 January 2000 Dominic Oneya was appointed Chairman of the Nigeria Football Association. In February 2002, talking of a decision to replace Amodu Shaibu by Festus Onigbinde as manager, he said Nigeria should have gained more than a bronze medal at the African Nations Cup, given the wealth of talent among Nigerian footballers. He was looking forward to stronger performances at the upcoming World Cup, the 2004 Olympics and the 2003 All-Africa Games which would be hosted by Nigeria.
In July 2008 Dominic Oneya headed a team charged by the National Sports Commission with investigating allegations of corruption in the local league, in response to comments from former Kano Pillars coach Kadiri Ikhana.