Malaria Eradication In Africa: Prince Ned Nwoko Raps Communication Strategist, Fred Oghenesivbe.
…Foundation To Collaborate On Awareness Campaign, Deepen Mainstream And Social Media Spread.
President of Prince Ned Nwoko Foundation, legal icon and billionaire international business mogul, Prince Ned Nwoko, has said that it is possible to eradicate malaria in Nigeria, if the federal and state governments as well as citizens join efforts to ensure fumigation of homes and clean up environment at regular intervals.
Prince Ned, gave the assurance at his expansive country home at Idumuje Ugboko, on Thursday 12th March, 2020; in a chat with the Executive Assistant on Communications to the Governor of Delta State, Dr Fred Latimore Oghenesivbe Esq, adding that the Prince Ned Nwoko Foundation will disburse $150,000 each to five Universities across African Continent for research activities on malaria vaccines.
He disclosed that the federal government assigned some key ministers to work with his foundation to ensure that the programme achieve desired success rate, and called on state governments and Nongovernmental Organisations, NGOs, to key into the project expected to gulp several billions of Naira.
Prince Nwoko, a former federal law maker and 2019 Delta North Senatorial aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, further disclosed that the malaria eradication programme is still at planning stages, which is why interested stakeholders in the health sector must immediately indicate their interest to partner with Prince Ned Nwoko Foundation, for the smooth take off of the program across Africa.
He said the foundation has commenced discussions with state governors, and recently had fruitful discussions with Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, who expressed the determination and willingness of the state government; to partner with the foundation so as to tackle malaria menace in the state. Nigeria was declared by World Health Organisation, WHO, as one of the countries in Africa with 25 per cent death rate arising from Malaria.
Prince Nwoko, described Okowa’s EA Communications, Dr Fred Latimore Oghenesivbe Esq, as a valuable asset judging from his huge work and persuasive writing skills and style, not comparable to any other in terms of originality, swag and penetration.
“We are honoured by your visit today. You are one of the famous communication strategist in the media with wide readership that cut across various social strata and professional spectrum; especially in political communication where you clearly stand out as a shinning star.
“I am sure and convinced beyond reasonable doubt that you will soon find your enviable place in society and leadership, as a rare gem whose work cannot be ignore by all right thinking leaders, especially those in authority and leadership positions in business and politics.
“We encourage you to use your huge talent and skills to partner with Prince Ned Nwoko Foundation, to create the desired awareness for malaria eradication in Delta State, Nigeria and Africa,” Prince Nwoko added.
In his response, Oghenesivbe said his visit became necessary considering the importance of malaria eradication, a health problem that claimed so many lives across the continent of Africa; and many people are still dying today as a result of ailments associated with mosquitoes bite, the major causes of malaria in Africa.
He noted that Prince Ned Nwoko can be genuinely referred to as a promising world leader with uncommon passion for saving lives through his various interventionist roles in health care and human capital development, adding that Africa is waiting for his giant strides which the malaria eradication project will unveil in the near future.
Oghenesivbe, a member of the International Communication Association, ICA, Barrister-at-Law and a Fellow of the Civilian Institute of Democratic Administration, FCIDA, promise to galvanize media campaign for the eradication of malaria in Nigeria and Africa, pointing out that Prince Nwoko and his foundation cannot alone drive the huge project to fruition without support from governments, NGOs and professionals in the health, media and aviation sectors
“I commend your visionary leadership for embarking on this gigantic project with an initial investment of $750,000, as research assistance to five Universities in Africa, on malaria vaccines, for the malaria eradication programme.
“As a Communication Aide to the Governor, I shall do the needful within government guidelines to assist your foundation to create the desired public awareness for the eradication of malaria in the state and Nigeria. It’s a laudable project that requires the support of all well meaning Nigerians and Africans.
“You are a rare gem. We shall give you our collective support by partnering with you in the area of far reaching media campaign. Our efforts shall be devoid of political colouration because malaria does not recognise membership of political party, ethnicity, tribe or race.
“It will be mischievous and a disservice to Nigerians and Africans, should anybody relate our collective media campaign efforts to politics or political loyalty.
“This project is entirely to save lives and it is only fair for people of sound minds to partner with you and the Ned Nwoko Foundation so as to drive this project to fruition,” Oghenesivbe added.