Obasanjo establishes foundation to fight health challenges

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Mr. Obasanjo said the foundation will promote girl child education.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo said on Monday in Dutse, the capital of Jigawa State, that he had established a Foundation to fight some health challenges in Nigeria and Africa.

Mr. Obasanjo said that the Foundation was established to address non-communicable diseases like diabetes, hypertension, cancer, sickle cell and malnutrition in Africa.

The pilot project of the Foundation was inaugurated by Mr. Obasanjo on Monday at a Primary School in Kudai, Dutse.

He said the Foundation would also promote girl child education in Nigeria.

He said girl child education is paramount to the foundation because of the role of women in the society.

The former president said that the Foundation would give special attention to youth unemployment, saying unemployment is a problem across Africa.

“Today, about 60 per cent of our youth are unemployed; these people are either wholly unemployed or partially employed.

“If we do not pay attention to this problem, we are all sitting on a keg of gun powder,” he said.



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  • Garden-City Boy

    This man was a three-term president as army man and as civilian. He suddenly realizes that “If we do not pay attention to this problem, we are all sitting on a keg of gun powder”. Was this keg of gunpowder around during his entire rule or just sprung up like mushrooms soon after he became a YESTERDAY’S MAN? He has poor foresight but very good hindsight, doesn’t he?

  • emmanuel

    Na lie, the girls who would be beneficiaries of the programme may be his target.

    The clown who ran Nigeria down wants to use other peoples monies to launder the image he would never have.

  • Chinkata

    Girls’ schools are being destroyed in Bornu, North East , Obasanjo is launching his Girl Child education foundation in Jigawa, North West. Hospitals are being burnt down in Yobe,Adamawa and Bornu in the North East, Obasanjo is establishing Health Foundation in Jigawa, North West.
    Iapm confused. Is that Obasanjo is mistaking North West for North East, or is senility. Is this the right time to do launch these foundations.
    How many jobs did Obasanjo create in his11 years as president. Obasanjo, there is God. Obasanjo, Satan is a liar.

  • O .D

    BABA is confused. Whether he likes it or not GEJ TIL 2019

    • Enemona

      How did GEJ get into your response, not even a mention or an allusion to it in the article?