The promoter of Stars University, Idumuje-Ugboko in Aniocha North LGA, Delta State Prince Ned Nwoko yesterday fetes friends and family in celebration of Salah festival. Few friends from Morocco and family members gathered at Laila’s house (one of his wives) at Abuja. Laila took time out to serve all the guests and make them comfortable.
Earlier in the day, The Antarctica explorer and initiator of the eradication of malaria project in Africa, Prince Ned Nwoko in a statement in Abuja wished all Muslim faithful and Nigerians a peaceful celebration with God’s mercy and favour in the season of Sallah.
He prayed for peace and economic progress in Nigeria and the world as testimonies of divine benevolence to humanity, even in the era of Coronavirus pandemic. He also encouraged all Nigerians to observe social distancing while celebrating.
“I encourage all Muslims to continue to engage God for the good of our country and humanity” Nwoko stated at his residence.
Ned Nwoko also urged Muslims to hold on to God in their endeavours as man is nothing without the Almighty.
Former American President, John F Kennedy once said, “Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country.”
This has been one of the life philosophies of Prince Ned Nwoko who keeps giving back to the society.
Prince Ned met with the Inspector General of Police, Abubakar Adam, where he made his intention known to support the efforts of Nigerian Police Force in protecting lives and properties by providing CCTV cameras in Abuja. Prince Ned Nwoko was taken on a tour of the control room to have an overview of the effort of the police to respond to distress calls and timely intervention in curbing crimes in FCT. The inspector General of Police commended the philanthropic gesture of Prince Ned Nwoko to identify with the Police in providing tools to compliment government efforts in combating crime in Abuja.
The first phase of the project will include installation of CCTV cameras across 28 locations which would be monitored from the control room at the force headquarters.
The Billionaire Philanthropist and Antarctica explorer Prince Ned Nwoko today paid a courtesy visit to the Honourable Minister of State for Labour and Employment. The Malaria Project initiator extended a collaboration between the Prince Ned Nwoko Malaria Project and the Ministry of Labour and Employment.
The discussion was possible ways the Ministry can key into the Project particularly in the area of environmental clean up and Fumigation of the entire country. The Minister expressed interest in the collaboration. Nigeria of my dream is that at the end of this malaria project, United Nation would declare Nigeria free of Malaria and Africa at large. Prince Ned Nwoko was in the company of the project coordinator Mr Chukwuebuka Anyaduba.
The special adviser to the President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina has lent his voice in support of the approach of Prince Ned Nwoko Malaria Eradication Project in Africa. Mr Femi who was on a courtesy visit to Billionaire Philanthropist and Antarctica explorer Prince Ned Nwoko, has taken the bull by the horn to end the scourge of malaria in Africa starting with Nigeria. According to the statement signed by Media and Publicity officer to the malaria eradication project Adeniyi ifetayo. The statement read in parts “Adesina pledged his support for the Ned Nwoko Malaria Eradication Project and also shared in the vision of Prince Ned Nwoko that the implementation of the project should be wholistic so as to have the desired results” the President spokesman concluded.
It will be recalled that Prince Ned Nwoko is proposing that fumigation of the entire country, Clean up of the environment and malaria vaccine are the best ways to eradicate malaria in Africa. Prince Ned also used the opportunity to present Adesina with a copy of Antarctica album which detailed his visits to the south pole to create awareness on the scourge of malaria in Africa where he met some scientists and hoisted the Nigerian flag becoming the first black African to do so.
Delta born billionaire and former member House of Representatives, Hon. Prince Ned Nwoko has felicitated with muslims world wide as they celebrate the Eid-el-Fitri after the Ramadan.
Nwoko in a statement in Abuja, described the 2020 sallah celebration as instructive coming at a time mankind faced the challenge of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The world class philanthropist, urged muslims especially in Nigeria to use the sallah celebration to pray for the Nation and the global community. Nwoko said he was optimistic that God would heal the world because there is nothing the Almighty cannot do when fervent and sincere prayers are offered.
Prince Nwoko, initiator of the Africa anti-malaria project, assured that as a person blessed by God, he would continue to use his resources for the good of humanity.
He congratulated Muslims for a successful Ramadan prayers, while urging them to keep hope alive given the divine blessings that come with Eid-el-Fitri.
Official teaser for Prince Ned Nwoko ‘s Antarctica Expedition. He is the first black African to visit the South Pole and hoisted the Nigerian Flag there. While in Antarctica he met some scientists and a canadian aerial fumigation company. They discussed possible ways of eradicating malaria in Africa.
As stakeholders commemorates yet another world malaria day, governments in African continent and world over have been reminded to equally deploy same resources and attention to Covid-19 to towards the fight against malaria scourge.
Frontline anti-malaria campaigner and philanthropist, Prince Ned Nwoko through the Prince Ned Nwoko Malaria Eradication Project insisted that as the world grapples with Covid -19 Pandemic it is imperative to also bring to the fore that malaria like covid -19 still remain one of the greatest killer in the African continent.
He, therefore called for a concerted effort, collaboration among stakeholders to commit funds towards malaria vaccine and research in 5 higher Africa institutions.
In a statement personally signed him and made available to LEADERSHIP by to his media aide, Mr Ifitayo Adeniyi, said Africa account for 91 percent of all malaria death with an estimated 57.5million cases and 225,000 deaths per year.
“Malaria is a leading cause of death among low -income countries and indeed remains one of the major public health threats to human existence in Africa”.
“Nigeria accounts for 27% of the total African malaria burden. Within Nigeria, malaria is a major cause of illness, deaths, poverty and a significant drain on the economy and well being of the Nation. It is estimated that 50% of Nigeria’s adult population will have at least one episode of malaria each year and children under five will have 2-4 attacks annually.
“Children under the five and pregnant women are lost at risk for malaria-related morbidity and mortality, with 11% of maternal and 20% of under-five deaths attributed to malaria. Poorer and more rural population are also at greater risk, with malaria prevalence higher among the lowest wealth quintile(42.9% vs 4.4% among highest quintile ) and among rural populations (35.6% vs 11.5% among urban population)
“The treatment and fight against malaria in Africa and Nigeria from both the private and public sectors have been substantial.
“However, recent studies and statistics on the increasing ravaging effect of the pandemic on human existence have imperatively confirmed the urgent attention to rejig both private and public stakeholders’ commitment to ending the malaria scourge in Africa starting with Nigeria”.
Foremost philanthropist, Prince Ned Nwoko,has expressed deep condolence with the nation and family of Abba Kyari over the death of the presidential chief of staff.
In a statement at Abuja, Prince Ned Nwoko said the transition of Kyari was a national loss with his strategic importance in governance at the centre.
Prince Nwoko said Nigeria would miss the late chief of staff to president Muhammadu Buhari because he was patriotic in service and loyal to authority.
The former House of Representative member and chancellor of STARS university,Idumuje -Ugboko noted that Kyari would be remembered for his calm disposition, intellect, charisma and strength of character.
According to Nwoko” Abba Kyari was a unique personality.He was true to fidelity, committed to any cause that required his presence.He worked with all dedication as chief of staff and rallied the presidency with a great sense of duty and purpose. His contributions to national development would outlive him”
Nwoko said the late Kyari died a statesman and wished the immediate family, Borno state where he was born and the entire nation divine consolation.
“May Allah receive his soul in perfect peace,” Nwoko concluded.