May 17, 2017

Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development, Addis Ababa

The third session of the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD 3) convened for its final day in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 19 May 2017. Delegates gathered in the morning to take part in parallel sessions on the six sub-themes of the Forum: eradicating all forms of poverty in Africa; ending hunger and achieving food security in Africa; ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all; promoting gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls; building resilient infrastructure and promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialization and innovation; and, conservation and sustainable use of oceans, seas, and marine resources for sustainable development. 

May 26, 2017


“When all that is needed to take care of the older citizens are lacking, it becomes institutional abuse, institutional inadequacies and lacking of these  interventions have exposed the older persons to abuse,’’ Dr. Emem Omokaro, Executive Director at the Dave Omokaro Foundation, told Time Nigeria.

December 01, 2016


The director-general of the Nigerian television authority, Yakubu Ibn Mohammed says NTA will continue to support organizations with Programmes that will better the lives of Nigerians, following a visit from the Dave Omokaro foundation fighting for the rights of the aged in the society.

November 10, 2016

International Conference of the African Society for Ageing Research and Development (ASARD)

The stakeholders’ meeting, tagged “Inauguration Ceremony and International Conference of the African Society for Ageing Research and Development (ASARD)’’, was organised by the National Universities Commission (NUC), in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO).

In her remarks, Dr Emem Omokaro, LEADS Scholar, Ageing Studies Development, NUC, said that ASARD was an African think-tank platform for experts to exchange information on care for older persons. She said that the expected outcomes of the conference would identify research priorities, institute joint research projects across universities and share knowledge to policy makers, among others.

October 27, 2016


At the Multi-Sectoral Stakeholders’ Forum on Ageing organised by the House Committee on Agricultural Colleges and Institutions, in collaboration with Dave Omokaro Foundation, the speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, said the National Assembly has consolidated four private members’ bills to address the welfare of older persons.

October 02, 2016

NGO tasks FG on family support system for elderly persons

The Executive Director, Dave Omokaro Foundation, an NGO, Dr Emem Omokaro, on Tuesday stressed the need to build family support systems to cater for the elderly as their population was increasing. Omokaro told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that strengthening the family support system in terms of health, savings, income security as well as a sustainable insurance, will help manage some of the older citizen’s plight.

June 14, 2016

Advocacy for Ageing Policy in Nigeria

The Executive Director of the Dave Omokaro foundation Nigeria, Dr. Emem Omokaro made the call at a media briefing in Abuja on the need for government to adopt a national framework to take care of older persons, she described this as an urgent social welfare problem.

June 13, 2016

Nigeria’s ageing population to hit 30m in 2050

The population of Nigerians above the age of 60 years is expected to hit 30 million by the year 20150, with a global figure projected at 2 billion for the same year. The Dave Omokaro Foundation (DOF) which stated this in Abuja on Monday lamented the absence of clear cut health and welfare policies for the nation’s aged population.

August 26, 2014

Stakeholders advocate better care for the elderly

In the effort towards better care and health for the elderly, the Federal Institute of Industrial Research, FIIRO,  Oshodi, in collaboration with Dave Omokaro Foundation, DOF, teamed-up with stakeholders to assess the welfare of the elderly and commenced review of policies that would advance their health and well-being into old age.

April 01, 2014

Our ladies our pride: Interview with Emem Omokaro

Interview with Dr. Emem Omokaro, Executive Director The Dave Omokaro Foundation

August 08, 2013

FIIRO, Omokaro Foundation to assist the elderly

The Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi (FIIRO) and the Dave Omokaro Foundation (DOF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the promotion of health and nutrition of elderly persons.

March 14, 2013

10 varsities to offer Gerontology, Geriatrics studies

The Executive Secretary of the NUC, Prof. Julius Okojie, at a two-day consultative meeting with selected varsities on the delivery of post-graduate programmes in Gerontology and Geriatrics in Abuja said the Commission has approved 10 varsities for the pilot phase. The event, in collaboration with the Dave Omokaro Foundation, is aimed at capacity development for the training of ‘professionals and para-professionals to meet the challenges and embrace opportunities that come with the steady rise in absolute numbers of older persons.

October 26, 2008

"I Am Moved By the Isolation and Poverty of the Elderly" - DR Emem Omokaro

More Nigerians are bringing global acclaim to our father land. Nigeria's incredible endowment is not in question. To accentuate this reality, our compatriots continue to give us and the world reason to celebrate and clink glasses. Dr Emem Omokaro is the latest to give Nigeria the good name she deserves. Find out why as you read on.

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