Multinational organisation Save the Children has appointed businessman Femi Otedola to join its group of vice presidents, in recognition of his philanthropic efforts to better the lives of children in Nigeria.
The organisation disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.
The organisation’s vice presidents are high-level supporters actively involved in advancing its work through advocacy, volunteerism, introductions, and philanthropy.
“Mr Femi Otedola’s addition to the Vice Presidents group is a testament to his long-standing support to the organisation.
“Since 2019, Mr Femi Otedola has supported Save the Children’s programmes on the prevention and treatment of malnutrition and on advocating for access to quality education for Nigerian children, impacting over 6,000 children in the states of Adamawa, Borno, and Katsina.
“In November 2019, Mr Otedola hosted a Gala in Abuja where he made a personal donation of N5 billion,” the statement read.
Save the Children works in 117 countries around the world in both humanitarian and development settings.
Otedola said he was “elated to be associated with the organisation.”
“We have to save our children from all manner of challenges and deprivations. And giving to the needy, particularly children is the greatest love of all,” he added.