Her Excellency Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu the wife of the Executive Governor of Ondo State Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) is the Founder of Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria (BRECAN) a leading NGO that is galvanizing action against breast cancer in Nigeria.
Mrs. Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu is the wife of Ondo State governor-elect Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN. She hails from Emeabiam in Owerri West Local Government of Imo State. A breast cancer survivor, she is the founder and president of Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria (BRECAN), an organization she founded in October 1997.
Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu also has BA in Zoology and possesses an MSc. in Fisheries with a major in Aquaculture from the University of the Philippines, Iloilo and also a Masters in Public Health. She is the chief executive officer/owner of Aquatek Farms Ventures.
Rotimi and Betty Akeredolu’s marriage is blessed with 4 successful children: Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (Jnr), Dr. Teniola Akeredolu, Mrs.Yejide Runsewe and Babajide Akeredolu. BRECAN was founded in 1997 after her experience causing her to take steps to reinforce positive and lasting change in the Nigerian society which is deeply entrenched in misconceptions about breast cancer, its causes and available treatments .
In addition, she is passionate about the progress of the girl child literacy, health, empowerment and economic development .
In 2005 after 28 years of diligently pursuing the growth and progress of the Nigerian Agricultural sector, she has proceeded to providing consultancy services through an organization called Aquatek Farms and Ventures and is also a leader in the commercial fish farming sector .