ONE Campaign seeks to partner responsible politicians
ONE Campaign has expressed its desire to partner with responsible politicians to promote healthcare in the country.The Country Director, Serah Makka-Ugbabe, disclosed this when ONE’s top delegation met with the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo; and Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, in Abuja.
In a statement made available to The Guardian, Makka-Ugbabe said: “As part of the ONE Campaign, we need accountable politicians in the executive and legislative branches. We and our almost three million of empowered citizens of Nigeria will do our part.”
The top delegation also met with key legislators, including Senators Bukola Saraki, Dino Melaye and Abiodun Olujimi. Co-founder of ONE, Paul Hewson (known by his stage name, Bono); Board chairman, Tom Freston; chief executive, Gayle Smith; and Makka-Ugbabe, were in the delegation.
Discussions focused on building effective partnerships for the delivery of healthcare to Nigerians, as well as transparency and accountability in public institutions. The advocacy group has involved more than nine million people around the world taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable diseases, particularly in Africa.
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