Chairman of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, believes with collective efforts Nigeria can eliminate malaria scourge from the country.
Dangote, who serve as the United Nations (UN) malaria ambassador for Nigeria, stated this in his official Facebook page on Thursday to mark ‘World Malaria Day’, that he alone can’t combat the increasing rate of malaria in Nigeria.
He however, called on stakeholders, public sector, private sector, donors, non-governmental organisations, and others to redouble their commitment and join him in the fight to eliminate malaria.
He noted that malaria killed 435,000 people in 2017 and still kills a child every two minutes, and that Africa is the worst hit with “93% of malaria deaths, with Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo accounting for 36% of all malaria cases.”
“But I cannot do it alone, no organization or sector can achieve the ambitious goal of malaria elimination alone. I, therefore, want to call on all stakeholders, public sector, private sector, donors, non-governmental organisations, and others to redouble their commitment and join me in this fight to eliminate malaria. Together, let us save our children, family, nation and continent.”