FED. MINISTRY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY TO PARTNER NED NWOKO FOUNDATION TO ERADICATE MALARIA IN NIGERIA.
The Honourable Minister of State for Science and Technology, Hon. Mohammed Abdullahi has disclosed that the ministry through one of its of Agencies, the National Institute for Trypanosomiasis Research (NITR) will partner the Prince Ned Nwoko Foundation on the Malaria eradication project, through vaccine research and development and other critical areas of the project, particularly to ensuring that the right chemicals are used for the Fumigation of the country.
The Hon. Minister disclosed this on Friday 26th February, when Prince Ned Nwoko led members of the malaria eradication team on a visit to the Ministry of Science and Technology, to presented the Malaria Project to the Hon. Minister of State for Science and Technology and to shared with him key areas of focus to fight Malaria in Nigeria which he outlined to include; Vaccine Development, Sanitation, Waste Management through establishment of recycling plants in all Local Govt Areas and finally Fumigation.
Prince Ned Nwoko stated that Malaria being an African problem must be tackled by Africans and it starts with maintaining proper hygiene and cleanliness.
The Hon. Minister of state, praised the initiative of the Prince Ned Nwoko Foundation and also shared in his opinion that even with the COVID-19 pandemic countries came together to proffer immediate solutions towards curving the spread of the pandemic, and within a short while, a vaccine was produced. Saying, “Africa should channel its energy, in research and development findings towards its efforts in finding sustainable solutions to eradicate malaria in Africa”.
He commended the efforts of Prince Ned Nwoko to have ventured into such a humanitarian and selfless initiative to ensure Nigeria and indeed Africa is free from Malaria, a disease that has ravaged the continent for many years.
Mr Chuks Anyaduba, Project Coordinator, Prince Ned Nwoko Malaria Eradication Project, in his closing remarks encouraged all stakeholders to come together in order to put an end to the scourge of malaria in Africa
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