Charles Dukwe, Chairman, New Nation, an empowerment-oriented group, while speaking with journalists during the unveiling of the Queen of Compassion and Kill the Killers Initiative, a grass roots campaign against diabetes and high blood pressure revealed that about 70% of the most expensive houses in London are owned by Nigerians.

He stated, “There is a street in London; it is called Edgerton Crescent. Edgerton Crescent is the most expensive street in the world. Houses there are worth £3m to £4m. British celebrities that have money don’t buy houses on that street. They will tell you it is too expensive. But 70 per cent of the houses there are owned by Nigerians.

“The thing that is missing in Nigeria is compassion. We want to use compassion as a value and drive it through people so that people can help each other in the society. Our aim is to make compassion a core value in the society.”

He continued, “In Nigeria and across Africa, we have failed immeasurably by paying little or no attention to principal diseases that cut the lives of our people short and thus leaving our life expectancy to numbers way below all the advanced nations.”

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