Dangote joins force with Bono to battle poverty, diseases in Nigeria

Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo flanked by Africa's richest man Aliko Dangote and ONE campaign international rock star artist Bono pose for

Dangote joins force with Bono to battle poverty, diseases in Nigeria

Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (C) flanked by Africa's richest man Aliko Dangote (L) and ONE campaign worldwide rock star artist, Bono pose for a photograph during their courtesy visit to the presidency in Abuja, on August 29, 2016.

Over two million persons have been displaced in the northeast, a fallout of the over six years of insurgency by a terrorist group, Boko Haram.

Africa's richest man says he would be joining the board of ONE and that the partnership would focus on the most marginalized citizens, particularly girls and women.

Bono, the lead singer of U2 and cofounder of global campaigning and advocacy group The ONE Campaign, visits displaced families at a settlement in Maiduguri, Nigeria.

Humanitarian agencies have repeatedly called on the Nigerian government to address the plight of the victims of the Boko Haram attacks. ONE's extensive network of youth groups and its 2.3 million members will help bring worldwide attention to and action on these issues. He promised to donate more in the days ahead.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, gave this indication earlier yesterday while receiving members of the ONE campaign led by the worldwide Rock Star artist Bono, and Africa's richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, who were at the Presidential Villa to discuss the possibilities of a global partnership to address the crisis through worldwide advocacy.

"The youths of Nigeria, Africa and indeed anywhere are like rocket fire - there are no limits to how far they can go, they can transform the continent - or they can blow up in your face". Harnessing their energy requires investment in their education, employment and health care.

"President Buhari knows this as do African democratic leaders across the content".

"So the spirit of partnership is what we really discussed and specifically the Make-Nigeria-stronger Campaign from the One campaign".

"It's clear that the story of malnutrition is not getting out here", he told the BBC.

Bono leads the ONE campaign group, an advocacy organisation with more than seven million people around the world taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable diseases, especially in Africa. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.theeagleonline.com.ng as the source.

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