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Rotn. Chief Mrs. Monica C. Nwokoro

1963 - 2022

Rotarian Chief Mrs Monica Nwokoro

Forever in our hearts

Remembering Monica

There are some who bring a light so great to the world, that even after they have gone the light remains.

Story

03/03/1963 - 21/01/2022

A LIFE WELL LIVED, TAKEN TOO SOON

Monica was born on March 3, 1963, to the prestigious Anyigbo family of Arondizuogu. She grew up in Lagos and excelled in a banking career with UBA before she married medical pioneer, Chief Dr. Chikezie Nwokoro, with whom she shared a passion for helping the less privileged.

Together, they were consistent contributors to their immediate community. They carried out multiple projects; providing free healthcare, distributing free clothing and food, building boreholes and electricity infrastructure in rural areas, giving startup capital to widows, and much more. These selfless acts earned Monica a reputation as a "bridge builder" amongst kingmakers in her hometown.

Unfortunately, she lost her husband in 2008. This encouraged her to continue their work under a charity in his memory to ensure the passion for selflessness they shared lived on. She went on to train over twenty children and adults all the way to and through university. Many of them today are doctors, entrepreneurs, academics, corporate professionals, and even a reverend. 

 

Monica was also an advocate for health and fitness, actively promoting healthy living for busy people in the Lagos working class. She also made strong efforts to spread awareness for childhood autism in Nigeria after working closely with the North-East Autism Society in Middlesbrough, UK. She is hailed as a "passionate educator" by her colleagues for shining the light on mental health issues largely ignored in today’s culture.

 

She continued her humanitarian endeavours by becoming a member of Rotary International in 2013, and was appointed as the 32nd president of the Rotary club of Ikate. She would eventually be recognised as a Paul Harris Fellow after contributing thousands of dollars to the foundation.

Her impact on those around her will live on as part of her remarkable legacy and will be remembered for generations to come.

 

She is survived by her 5 children, 6 siblings, 3 grandkids and her mother.

Her Life

MONICA'S GALLERY

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