Professor Nneka Honoured By Queen Of England, Has Been Dame Commander Of The Order Of The British Empire

It is quite an honour to have a daughter and sister like our dear own, Professor Dame Elizabeth Nneka Anionwu. 

Prof Nneka, Ada nnaya, is the first daughter of our proud son and brother, Lawrence Odiatu Victor Anionwu and his Irish Wife, Furlong Anionwu, whom history has adjudged a true jewel and beacon of hope to her generation with her outstanding achievemets in the medical.

Nneka, Emeritus Professor of Nursing at the University of West London, a health expert, tutor, lecturer, well respected especially in the United Kingdom, a foremost and unflinching advocate of sickle cell disorder and thalassmenia, was one of the pioneers of The First Sickle Cell and Thalassemia Counselling Centre in the UK and played a huge role in the creation of the Mary Seacole Centre for Nursing Practice at the University of West London.

This Irreplaceable resource and humanitarian heroine has put a substantial amount of her life into her work as a nurse, health visitor and tutor working with black and minority ethnic communities in London.

To crown her milestones after several awards such as a Damehood (DBE) in the 2017 Queen of England's New Year’s Honours List for her services to nursing and the Mary Seacole Statue Appeal Nneka has earned, she has just been Appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

She took to her twitter handle to celebrate the award with this post:  “Guess which Dame has just been to Buckingham Palace to receive her Insignia, and from Her Majesty The Queen no less?! #NewYearsHonours,” she tweeted.

Her only daughter, who is a fast rising star in the movie industry and stars in the popular medical drama Casualty, Azuka Oforka, also expressed her overwhelming joy and fulfilment, saying she was proud her as a mother.

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