Number one on the United Nations’ (UN) Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is to end extreme hunger and poverty. This is also the one thing Bernard Modestus of Richlife Africa Project is determined to end in Nigeria through its project “Save the Hungry”.
According to the Italy trained chef there are many people who cannot afford one quality meal a day, the project is to feed them with well nourished and hygienically prepared meals, while at the same time raising new set of millionaires across the country.
In a recent chat with the media Richlife Africa Project Chairman, Bernard Modestus reiterate commitment to conquering hunger and eliminating poverty from Nigeria as a private citizen, laying emphasis on the Human Development Index (HDI), Bernard pointed out how hard it is for many Nigerians to go to bed without food or water.
He explained that hunger and poverty form critical elements that breed criminality in the system. According to him, “I am inspired to dare the odds and conquer hunger”. He explained further that he will in a matter of weeks, launch a programme called “Eat and Grow Rich” which will stand as the first step to making hundreds of Nigerian students millionaires by the time they are out of school.
The programme, he said, would be targeting 100,000 students across tertiary institutions in Nigeria, and it promises to be fun and rewarding.
“RichLife Africa project was incorporated in 2017, and the decision to run the “Save the Hungry” became important with the hardship the people faced during pandemic period. We intend to make free food available to hungry Nigerians just the way God made air free for human kind”
“Richlife will not only conquer hunger but will arrest youth idleness through this robust engagement. There are consultants that will help winners to invest and become successful entrepreneurs.” He said.
To feed hungry Nigerians free, Bernard stressed that the project will be raising N10 billion through a unique business model and that 50 per cent of the raised money will be utilized for free feeding using the project strategic agents called ‘Evangelists’ as distributors.
He added that 30 per cent would be expended on the channels deployed in raising the funds while 20 percent goes to Richlife Africa Project.
Bernard who is the owner and chef of ‘Uncle Bernard Food’ which was started in 2014 further explained that “The well prepared food for the hungry will be 100 percent made in Nigeria, with no foreign content.
The birth of such laudable idea especially at a time like this that Nigerians are reviewing food sufficiency ideas and concepts as the country clocks 60, Richlife Africa Project, described as a ‘social enterprise’ with mission to fight against poverty by creating employment, developing and empowering Nigerians and Africans, may just be the solution.