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Chioma Akpotha Named USAID’s Nutrition Ambassador (Video)

Posted by Thandiubani on Tue 04th Jun, 2024 - tori.ng

Speaking on the appointment, Melissa Jones, USAID mission director, said the film star “embodies the essence of advocacy and activism”.

 
Nollywood star, Chioma Akpotha has bagged a new ambassadorial deal.
 
She has been appointed as the goodwill ambassador for nutrition in Nigeria by United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
 
USAID is an agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.
 
Speaking on the appointment, Melissa Jones, USAID mission director, said the film star “embodies the essence of advocacy and activism”.
 
Jones also expressed excitement in the partnership with Akpotha while describing it as a “milestone in our commitment to collaborate with the Nigerian people”.
 
“Chioma embodies the essence of advocacy and activism. Her commitment to maternal health and child well-being is a calling, ” she said.
 
“A calling to use her platform for the greater good, to amplify the voices of the voiceless, and to inspire action and change. We celebrate this partnership with Chioma Akpotha, which represents a milestone in our commitment to collaborate with the Nigerian people.”
 
Akpotha, who is the agency’s first goodwill ambassador for nutrition, also pledged her commitment to the course.
 
The actress expressed readiness to use her platform “to raise awareness and inspire positive change”.
 
“I am honoured to be USAID’s inaugural Goodwill Ambassador for Nutrition in Nigeria. Maternal and child health is a cause close to my heart, and I am committed to using my platform to raise awareness and inspire positive change,” she said.
 
“Together with USAID, we can make a lasting impact on the lives of Nigerian families.”
 
The actress also took to her Instagram page to add that “it was an honour to share knowledge on nourishing children without straining resources”.
 
“I’m empowered by the incredible strength and resilience of mothers in Nigeria, that I witnessed firsthand at a USAID-sponsored mother and child nutrition outreach,” the post reads in part.
 
“The unity, accountability, and dedication of these women towards self-empowerment and community well-being is truly inspiring and filled my heart with hope.
 
“As a Nutritional Ambassador, it was an honor to share knowledge on nourishing children without straining resources. The smiles of the little ones and the vibrant laughter shared between these amazing women reminded me of the incredible power we hold when we come together.”


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