An American-Nigerian philanthropist and entrepreneur, Princess Modupe Ozolua and the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi disgusted at the rate of malnutrition, due to difficulties in the country have joined forces to end the affliction.
Princess Modupe Ozolua stated that the Ooni of Ife has partnered with Empower 54, to create awareness and to create ways to end malnutrition in Africa once and for all.
Ozolua, quoted him as saying: “The menace of malnutrition is creeping deeper into the fabric of our society and we must be tenacious in our fight against this colossal beast by creating a better mechanism; adopt policies and strategies that are capable of combating its rapid expansion.
After we evacuated the severely malnourished IDP children from Bama to Maiduguri on June 13th and 15th 2016, we realized more has to be done to save children suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) beyond evacuating them from high-risk zones for treatment.
There are countless non-IDP children suffering from SAM all over Nigeria and other parts of Africa that also need help,” the founder and President of Empower 54, Ozolua told news reporters in Abuja