In acknowledgment of her humanitarian efforts both in Nigeria and globally, Rotary International has decorated and welcomed into the Rotary family, the Founder/President of The Wellbeing Foundation Africa and Wife of Nigeria’s Senate President – Her Excellency, Mrs. Toyin Saraki.
Performing the decoration, President of Rotary International, Mr. Ravi Ravindran commended Mrs. Toyin Saraki whose credentials in selfless humanitarian service, he said, clearly spoke for her. He called on more Nigerians to imbibe the culture of Rotary International and commit to making lasting change in the world.
It would be recalled that Mrs. Toyin Saraki has over the years, particularly during her time as First Lady of Kwara State, Nigeria, partnered with Rotary International to provide succour to disadvantaged children and women, in polio eradication and special needs education infrastructure; efforts which at the time earned her Honorary Membership into Rotary International.
The decoration ceremony was part of a private Luncheon Reception for the Rotary International President and his wife, Vanathy, hosted by Business Mogul and humanitarian, Sir Emeka Offor – Chairman of Chrome Group, with other distinguished guests and Rotarians in attendance, as part of the Rotary President’s 2-day visit to Nigeria.
Responding, Mrs. Toyin Saraki thanked Rotary International for the decoration and pledged to continue to support the philanthropic goals of the Club in Nigeria and globally. In her role as Global Goodwill Ambassador for the International Confederation of Midwives, She however tasked Rotary International to support more causes relating to maternal and child health especially the welfare of Midwives whom she described as first frontline health nurturers and without which safe and successful birthing outcomes at Nigeria’s health establishments will continue to be at risk.