Lagos - The Wellbeing Foundation Africa
(WBFA) has commended the completion of the climb to the summit of the Mount
Kilimanjaro by the Climb With Remi initiative.
The aim of the climb wasto raise awareness to the plight
of victims displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency.
WBFA sponsored the historic climb, which culminated in
Remi Abere, aged 49, becoming the oldest Nigerian to have climbed Kilimanjaro.
According to sponsors, with her team in their late 40s
and early 50s, the Climb With Remi is a test of human endurance that shows the
power of women at any stage of their life.
Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa, and rises
approximately 4 877 metres.
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WBFA said there were currently 3,3 million internally
displaced Nigerians, many of whom are children, including a large number of
In Borno State alone, over 100 babies are born daily in
“As the Newborn Champion for Save the Children Nigeria,
Her Excellency Mrs Toyin Saraki is deeply concerned about the burgeoning
newborn health crisis in these camps,” said WBFA.
Saraki, wife of Senate-President, Bukola, is the founder
and president of the organisation.
- CAJ News