On Friday, May 20th 2016, Gede’s Senior Management Team was honoured to be part of a meeting with His Excellency, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to express the Foundation’s deep appreciation for his long-time commitment to providing support to many vulnerable populations in Nigeria including orphans, people living with HIV-AIDS, as well as those who suffer from mental illnesses, including epilepsy.
During the meeting, His Excellency commended Gede on the Foundation’s work since 2003. In particular, His Excellency noted the Foundation’s aim of bringing stigmatised and undeserved health burdens ‘out of the shadows’ through world class research and cutting edge partnerships which make a real difference at the community level. His Excellency encouraged Gede to continue with this focus, most especially in the area of mental illness which, as His Excellency noted, is increasingly becoming an important development problem in many low and middle income countries.
Gede would like to use this medium to thank His Excellency, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, for his support in promoting its programmes and pledges to continue to work tirelessly in order to bring long lasting and ‘real’ benefits to those living in local communities.