A senior appointment from the ONE Campaign met with His Excellency Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Prof. Isaac Adewole, the Honorable Minister for Health on April 8th. They likewise met with key legislators including the Senate President, His Excellency Senator Bukola Saraki, Sen. Dino Melaye and Sen. Abiodun Olujimi on April 9th. ONE’s Delegation included Co-Founder Bono, Board Chairman Tom Freston, CEO Gayle Smith and Nigeria Country Director Serah Makka-Ugbabe.
Discussions concentrated on structure powerful organizations for the conveyance of social insurance to Nigerians and straightforwardness and responsibility in open foundations. The designation, alongside Alhaji Aliko Dangote, an individual from ONE’s Board of Directors, introduced to Vice President Osinbajo a declaration signed by more than 67,000 Nigerian youth detailing their policy priorities for the new term of the Buhari Administration. Said Bono::
“Accountable politicians and empowered citizens are clearly key to any country’s bright future. Delighted to see that combination encouraged here in Abuja by the Vice President and Health Minster last night and now the Senate President today. No one branch of government on its own can achieve what’s needed. Just as we do all around the world, ONE will meet with anyone in the service of our goal of health care for everyone.
The almost 3 million members of ONE in Nigeria, led by ONE’s Nigeria Director Serah Makka-Ugbabe, are a powerful force for that better future, and I’m here to listen, to learn and to support their efforts.” Serah Makka-Ugbabe, ONE’s Nigeria Country Director said
ONE is a campaigning and advocacy organisation of over 9 million people taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa. Nigeria accounts for 2.8 million members. Not politically partisan, we raise public awareness and press political leaders to combat AIDS and preventable diseases, increase investments in agriculture and nutrition, and demand greater transparency in poverty-fighting programmes.