By Joseph Erunke
ABUJA—MOVED at the current rate of malnutrition occasioned by crises in Africa, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi and an American-Nigerian philanthropist and entrepreneur, Princess Modupe Ozolua, have united to end the scourge.
Princess Modupe Ozolua said the Ooni of Ife has partnered with Empower 54, to create awareness and promote solutions to end malnutrition in Africa.
Ozolua, who disclosed the partnership her organization entered into with the Ooni, 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.”
She said: “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 newsmen in Abuja.