Celebrated Prince of Anioma nation in Delta State, Hon Ned Nwoko, on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, clocked 61 years.
Nwoko is renowned for his selfless services to humanity with many being alleviated from poverty and rejection.
Senior Special Assistant to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on Health Monitoring, Dr Michael Nwoko, in his goodwill message to the international lawyer of repute said, “Those of us from the same royal blood can testify that you have been a dependable father, a big brother, a selfless giver, a community builder and one full of a heart of gold.
“Words may never be adequate to describe the person you are and have continued to be to those of us who are not just related to you by blood lineage, but by being consistent mentees. I am particularly proud of a brother you have always been.
“Once again, as this season has come, I see it as a duty to appreciate you and thank God for His grace upon your life. Your thoroughness in serving humanity with your resources has continued to be immense, coupled with your unimaginable humility which continues to distinguish you, indeed, as a rare breed.
“I am shouting to the world that today is my brother’s 61st birthday. A Day to remember and a Day to thank God for this gift to humanity. Happy Birthday, Sir.
“My prayer is for God to continue to favour you, give you sound health, prosper you with joy and bless you with a gift of longevity of life. Congratulations to my brother and mentor, Hon. Prince Ned Nwoko.”
Prince Ned Nwoko, a Nigerian lawyer, politician and philanthropist, represented Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives between 1999 and 2003.
As a strong advocate of Malaria eradication in Africa in January 2020, he undertook a symbolic expedition to Antarctica to flag off a Malaria Eradication Project.
That made him the first black African to visit the South Pole Antarctica.
He is the initiator of the Ned Nwoko Malaria Eradication Foundation.
The Foundation is supporting the existing efforts of vaccine development by funding research for the anti-malaria vaccine through a partnership with leading universities in Africa.
Through his foundation, Prince Ned Nwoko Foundation, he has contributed to the empowerment and education of youths of his constituency, senatorial district and state.
In 2019, he donated $273,000 (N100M) for the rehabilitation of failed portions of the road linking South Eastern Nigeria to the nation’s capital, Abuja.
In 2019, he pledged the sum of $200,000 (about N71.6m) to UNESCO to support the development of sports in West Africa.
Ned Nwoko married Nigerian Nollywood actress Regina Daniels in 2019.
On May 31, 2020, Ned announced that he was expecting a baby boy with his current wife.
He was also married to Laila Charani. She reportedly left the marriage and returned to Morocco after announcing she’s divorced Ned Nwoko.
Laila, who married Ned over 10 years ago, shares 3 kids with him.
(PROFILE DETAILS FROM WIKIPEDIA)