Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu ( b.1953 ) is an aquaculturist , philanthropist , and the First Lady of Ondo State in Nigeria . She is married to Governor Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu .  She is the founder of the Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria. 
Birth and education
Betty Anyanwu – Akeredolu was born on July 20, 1953, to the family of Chief BUB and Nneoma Dora Anyanwu, in Emeabiam, Owerri-West, in Imo State .  Anyanwu-Akeredolu attended the University of Nigeria , Nsukka where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in science degree in 1977. She holds a master of science degree in fisheries, major in aquaculture, from the University of the Philippines , Iloilo. 
She began her career as a fisheries expert while working with the Federal Department of Fisheries. She retired in 2005.   She is a commercial fish farmer and provides consultancy services through her firm, Aquatek Farms Ventures.  In addition, she has made a foray into politics since 2007 and is active in the present (2017) dispensation. 
Charity and philanthropy
In 1997, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She underwent treatment and survived. She started the nonprofit organization, Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria (BRECAN)  to raise awareness of the disease . She has won awards in recognition of her work and commitment in the fight against breast cancer in Nigeria. 
She is also a supporter of the Bring Back Our Girls movement. 
She is married to Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu , SAN .   They have four children and three grandchildren. 
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- Jump up^ “How Nigeria can win the fight against cancer – BRECAN Founder, Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu” . dailypost.ng . February 6, 2017.
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