Ned Nwoko,First Nigerian to Land in Antarctica
Billionaire Businessman and Philanthropist, Prince Ned Nwoko has arrived Antarctica ahead of his malaria eradication in Africa project,several media reports have reported.
On arrival, he said “Today I finally made it to the coolest place on earth, the lowest point of the earth and the largest wilderness on the planet. We are live in Antarctica!
I will be meeting with the various research stations to see how we can partner for the Malaria Eradication in Africa.”
Meanwhile,Nollywood actress Regina Daniels says she’s proud of her husband Ned Nwoko, who is currently in Antarctica to raise awareness about malaria in Africa.
Taking to social media the 19-year-old shared photos of the billionaire businessman, who is also on a mission to eradicate malaria in Nigeria.
She wrote: Super proud of you my love. Wish you success and above all a very thick skin to absorb the cold…keep doing great. Though I wasn’t able to go, but it’s okay, you are there for two @princenednwoko“
Ned Nwoko, Giles Harding and Captain Hamish Harding holding Nigeria flag together in support of Ned Nwoko foundation on the eradication of malaria in Africa.
Nwoko, 59, is on a mission to rid Nigeria and Africa at large of malaria through his foundation Ned Nwoko Foundation.
According to the Nigerian Guardian, his trip to Antarctica is to help him to interact with leading researchers working on more effective drugs for the control of malaria.
He is scheduled to meet with the Indian and Russian research scientists and will thereafter head to the South Pole, which will make him the first Nigerian to reach there.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) recognises only 6 African countries of the total 54, as malaria-free. The countries are Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Seychelles, Lesotho and Libya.