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Betty Anyanwu – Akeredolu, Compassionate First Lady of Ondo state

Her Excellency, Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, is the wife of Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, the sixth governor of Ondo State.
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Mrs. Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, hails from Emeabiam in Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo state. She was born on the 20th of July, 1953 to the family of Chief and Mrs. B. Anyanwu.
Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu is a graduate of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka where she obtained BSc. Zoology in 1977 and later on in 1986, she got her MSc. Fisheries major in Aquaculture from the University of the Philippines, Iloilo.
She is a firm believer in continuing education regardless of age which she demonstrated by going back to school (University of Ibadan) for masters (Mph Health Promotion & Education in view).
After she was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 1997, she underwent treatment and eventually survived the deadly disease. Her ordeal became her driving force and she went ahead to start a Nonprofit Organisation in 1997, known as Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria (BRECAN), which focuses mainly on awareness of the disease. She is also a strong supporter of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement.
Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria (BRECAN), a leading NGO that is galvanizing action against breast cancer in Nigeria. One of its mission is to bring about positive and lasting change in the Nigerian society that has deeply entrenched misconceptions about what causes breast cancer and how it can be treated.
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 She has won numerous awards nationally and internationally in recognition of her work and commitment in the fight against breast cancer in Nigeria.
Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu nurtured her career as a fisheries expert while working with the Federal Department of Fisheries and retired voluntarily in 2005 after 28 years of diligent service.
Her Excellency, Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu with the British Deputy High Commissioner, Laure Beaufils today at the British High commission, Victoria Island, Lagos.
She is a commercial fish farmer and provides consultancy services under the business name, Aquatek Farms Ventures. In addition, she has made a foray into politics since 2007 and active in the present dispensation.
She is married to the Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu (SAN) and blessed with four wonderful children and three grandchildren.
She is widely travelled and her hobbies include reading, gardening, jogging, tennis and yoga.
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