Ukraine’s President Zelensky has appointed former Nigerian minister Mrs Obiageli Ezekwesili as an ambassador for the “Grain from Ukraine” initiative. This program, launched by the Ukrainian government, aims to assist countries that are facing severe food shortages due to the ongoing war with Russia.
Andriy Yermak, Head of the President’s Office of Ukraine, announced that Mrs. Ezekwesili and her colleagues will be joining a team of international experts and leaders to support this initiative.
Since its launch in November 2022, more than 30 donor countries have signed on to the program. Yermak stated that the initiative is looking to expand its reach and is seeking reliable partners with knowledge and extensive connections.
Mrs. Ezekwesili, expressed her excitement about her new appointment on her Facebook page, saying, “I am delighted to accept the invitation of President @Zelenskyy to be one of 3 leading African experts recently named as Ambassadors of the “Grain from Ukraine” initiative. “Glad to be joining @DrJoyceBanda and @ChrisFomunyoh on this crucial program to stem food insecurity.”
The “Grain from Ukraine” initiative seems to be a positive step taken by the Ukrainian government to address the issue of food shortages in other countries caused by the ongoing war with Russia.
The appointment of Mrs. Obiageli Ezekwesili as an ambassador for the initiative, along with other international experts and leaders, suggests that the program has the support and expertise needed to make a real impact. It is also noteworthy that over 30 donor countries have already signed on to the initiative, indicating that it has gained significant traction and support.
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