Danjuma, wife receive honour for contribution towards polio eradication

Funsho (left), Daisy, Prof. Alaba Akinsete and Danjuma at the occasion

Funsho (left), Daisy, Prof. Alaba Akinsete and Danjuma at the occasion

It was a day of honour for General Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma (rtd) and his wife, Daisy Danjuma, at the regal Oriental Hotel, Lekki, Lagos, where Rotary International dedicated a day to honour them for their substantial contribution to end polio in not only in Nigeria but also in other parts of the world.

Danjuma said: “When Rotary came to see me on polio and donation to Rotary Foundation, I already knew the importance of subscribing to a course of this nature. Besides, my country happens to be one of the three remaining countries and I felt I should do something to free Nigeria and other parts of the world.”

The Chairman, Nigeria National Polio Plus Committee and past District Governor, Rotary International, Dr. Tunji Funsho in justifying the unprecedented encomiums showered on Danjuma at the occasion declared that Danjuma made a commitment of a substantial donation to Rotary’s polio plus fund. This pledge has since been redeemed.”

While describing Danjuma as an iconic figure an epitome of generosity Funsho said: “Rotary appreciates and identifies with his standards of high ethical behaviour which is the major cornerstone of Rotary’s raison d-etre.
“We are very appreciative of his kindness and generosity.”

He also described Senator Daisy Danjuma, as an incredibly warm woman who obviously has been beside, behind and in front of her husband, adding: “She has also carved a niche for herself in public life as a senator of the “Federal Republic of Nigeria and a very successful business women.

“We salute both of you for your love and compassion for the children of the world by your generous donation. We believe as the beacon of light that you are, you are lighting the way for others to follow by supporting Rotary in our quest to eradicate polio from Nigeria, Africa and the world.”

Funsho expressed confidence that by July 24, 2015, Nigeria would be one year without polio and the World Health Organisation could certify the nation polio free, adding that after that, it would take another two years, about August 2017, to confirm that Nigeria had been completely out of the polio list.

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