Founder-President, Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA), Her Excellency, Mrs. Toyin Ojora Saraki has expressed sadness over the sudden death on October 15, 2017 of Mrs. Felicity Aliana Ukoko, a senior staff at her Foundation,
According to a statement from the Foundation on behalf of H.E Mrs. Saraki, Mrs. Ukoko who joined Wellbeing Foundation Africa in 2015 as the Head of Advocacy and Midwifery has contributed immensely to the huge breakthrough of the Foundation’s Mamacare Antenatal and Postnatal Programme in Abuja, Kwara and Lagos States.
As a seasoned midwife herself, she was passionate about improving the profession of midwifery and committed to ensuring that Nigerian mothers got the best care possible during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum period.
Late Mrs. Felicity Aliana Ukoko, former Head of Advocacy and Midwifery, Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA)
“With a heavy heart and a deep sense of loss, the Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA) regrets to announce the sudden loss of our colleague and friend, Mrs. Felicity Aliana Ukoko (nee Mapuvire),” the statement read in parts.
Eulogizing Mrs. Ukoko for her numerous accomplishments as an outstanding and qualified UK midwife, as well as an associate, WBFA’s Founder-President, H.E Mrs. Saraki remarked: “Felicity was an excellent midwife of considerable experience and significant repute, a committed colleague and warm-heartedly, whose actions not only helped embed midwifery at the heart of WBFA’s vision, mission and programs, she also saved the lives of countless expectant mothers across Nigeria, through WBFA’s Mamacare Antenatal and Postnatal Program which she designed and administrated so successfully.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends, and we pray for strength and courage for these difficult times,” she added.
H.E, Mrs. Saraki, an ICM Global Goodwill Ambassador also noted that WBFA would ever remain committed to Felicity’s memory and legacy by ensuring healthy outcomes for mothers and their babies through the foundation’s philanthropic work in Nigeria, and across Africa.
Mrs. Ukoko was survived by her husband Mr. Jonathan Ukoko, her daughters: Melisa and Nasha; mother and other family members.