By USMAN Yunusa Lade
The First Lady of Kwara State, Her Excellency, Ambassador, Dr. Mrs. Olufolake Molawa Abdulrazaq is a mother, diplomat, and consular per excellence and a courageous, amiable kind-hearted and above all, a strong pillar of support to the Governor of Kwara State, Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq.
Ambassador Abdulrazaq, the Founder and CEO of Ajike People Support Centre in her capacity and love for humanity had touched the lives of thousands of Kwarans and beyond, first as a dedicated career diplomat and currently as First Lady of Kwara State, since her assumption of office on May 29, 2019.
Over the years, the Ambassador of repute and First Lady of Kwara State has contributed immensely to the campaign against drugs abuse in the state and beyond, in her capacity as the Matron of the Kwara State Drug Abuse Committee and the Secretary of the Nigeria Governors’ Wives Forum, she’s led a various social campaign against Gender-based violence, drug abuse and illicit trafficking, sickle cell awareness amongst other social issues.
As a humanitarian and advocate of breaking the chain of poverty through investing in people, the First Lady has carried out numerous skill acquisitions and empowerment programmes of various phases, categories, and impacts which have benefited over 20,000 Kwarans living within and outside the state.
These important social interventions have created jobs and life opportunities for many kwarans; while this gesture is also aimed at completing the effort of Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq-led administration in creating opportunities for teeming Kwarans through Kwara State Social Investment Programme (KWASSIP), an initiative of the State Government.
Ambassador, Dr. Olufolake Abdulrazaq is our jewel and inestimable value Kwarans will continue to cherish and love because of her positive impact in the life of the children, youths, and women in our immediate and extended families and Kwara State as a whole.
On this occasion of your 55th birthday, I pray that God will continue to be with you, grant you good health to enable you to render more service to our beloved dear State and humanity in general.