Florence Otedola, Nigerian disc jockey better known as DJ Cuppy, on Wednesday, paid a visit to the internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp in Maiduguri, Borno state capital.
Otedola’s visit was on the aegis of Save the Children, a humanitarian agency.
The talented DJ, while addressing a press conference, called for the “emergency support” in educating children displaced by Boko Haram insurgency in northeastern Nigeria.
The 26-year-old Afrobeats vocalist and daughter of Femi Otedola, billionaire business mogul, also warned that basic education for children in the region is under fierce attack and demanded the deployment of emergency measures.
“I was able to observe and learn about childhoods that come to an early end, significantly because of ill-health, malnutrition, exclusion from education, child marriage, early pregnancy, and violent death,” said Cuppy, a board member and an ambassador of the agency.
“Statistics according to the Humanitarian Needs Overview estimates that 2.2 million school-aged children and teachers in North-eastern Nigeria need immediate education in emergency support. My vision is to save every child I can.”
According to the UK-based humanitarian agency, over 800 schools in Borno state are non-functional mainly due to inaccessibility as a result of insecurity.
It added that about 2.2 million school-aged children and teachers need emergency educational support in the northeastern region of the country.