Billionaire philanthropist, Ned Nwoko, on Sunday divulged his plans to eradicate the malaria disease from Nigeria and the African continent,
Nwoko said he had concluded arrangements with pilots he contracted to fumigate Nigeria on Malaria eradication, adding that he equally had discussion with scientists that will research on malaria with a view to developing vaccines that will arrest the scourge in the African continent.
The businessman said these when he spoke to reporters Sunday night at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja,on his arrival to Nigeria from an expedition to Antarctica.
He said he was accompanied by a team of scientists from Russia, India, China, the United States of America and Britain to Antarctica, explaining that the trip was aimed at eradicating malaria not only from Nigeria, but the African continent as a whole.
He said, “Antarctica is a continent about the same size as Africa. I was there first to create awareness on the eradication of malaria which is a big problem in Nigeria and other parts of Africa. While in Antarctica, I had meetings with some scientists because this project involes two solutions; we must clean up Nigeria, we must fumigate Nigeria, we must look at all the sanitation that has to be done to clean up Nigeria.
“The second which is the most Important one is the research that i believe should be conducted in about five universities across the continent for the single purpose of trying to discover a vaccine for malaria. “There is no reason why we shouldn’t have a vaccine for malaria when we have vaccines for other ailments from polio to typhoid and all others.
“Malaria is the biggest killer and time has come to address it. Everybody, all the governments from local government, state governments and federal government must join hands together to make sure that we find a solution. We must stop it.
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