By; AMOS MATHEW; kaduna
In an effort to eradicate malaria from Nigeria, a well known business tycoon and politician, Ned Nwoko has said that his foundation is working hard to make sure malaria is kicked out of the country.
Nwoko made this known when he meet the Minister Of Information Lai Mohammed in his office Abuja, to deliberate on possible collaborating for the Malaria Project.
It would be recalled that, Nwoko had recently flagged off a malaria program to overcome the recurring tragedy of hundreds of thousands of avoidable health complications and deaths as a result of the deadly disease.
Nwoko said the Prince Ned Nwoko Foundation was committed to rendering support and services to the needy, the society and humanity at large.
He noted that in the course of his numerous interventions, he discovered that malaria scourge constitutes one of the greatest impediments to the general wellbeing and development of Africans and their societies.
According to him, ‘’Most health challenges suffered by Africans including death, organ damage and other physical and mental impairments are directly or indirectly traceable to malaria.
“My Foundation has begun an audacious journey towards a malaria-free Nigeria and Africa. In this project, we will work with national and multilateral organizations.
‘’We will equally collaborate with governments, private organizations and civil society towards achieving our core objective of extending malaria intervention programs beyond the threshold of control and palliatives. We have our eyes fixed on a permanent solution to the age-long scourge.’’
Prince Ned Nwoko said he had good deliberations with the Hon. Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed on ways of collaborating with his Ministry for the Malaria Project.
He said our areas of focus are Research for safe Malaria Vaccine, Sanitation and Cleaning of the entire environment, Waste Management and Establishment of recycling plants in every local government and finally total fumigation of the length and breadth of the country.
Prince Ned Nwoko stated that everyone is a stakeholder in the Malaria Project as such all hands must be on deck to end Malaria in Nigeria and Africa.
’Malaria does not only cause loss of life but also interferes with athleticism, socio-economical activities and general way of life of the people over a sustained period,’’ he said.
Nwoko explained that the inclination to empathize, assist and care for vulnerable Nigerians made him to embark on the mosquito elimination and malaria eradication program.