Former VON Director-General launches charitable foundation

Aisha John-Mark, Abuja


A former Director-General of Voice of Nigeria, Mr Sam Worlu on Saturday lauched a charitable foundation in honour of his late wife and former Nigerian Ambassador to Sao Tome and Principe, Mrs Queen Worlu.

The Foundation known as the Ambassador Queen Worlu Foundation (AQWF) was established to support the vulnerable, challenged and marginalised in the society.

In the run up to the formal launch of the AQWF in July, 2019, the foundation visited the FCT School for blind children in Jabi, the Kuje Prison and the Accident and Emergency unit of the District Hospitalin Asokoro, all in the FCT, Abuja.

“My late wife taught me that if you want to be a great person in life, you give, not take. No great person in history is remembered for his money but they are remembered for help rendered to people,” Mr Sam Worlu said during the launch.

He said:”Our commitment to serve is driven and strengthened by our faith in God, our love for Queen, our pledge to continue her life’s mission¬† and the enormity of the needs of the vulnerable. “

Before her death, late Ambassador (Mrs) Queen Imaria Worlu had a sterling 31-year career in the foreign service, serving in various capacities including as the Minister/Head of Trade and investment at the Nigerian High commission, New Delhi, India, where she later became Acting High Commissioner between 2015 and 2016.

After a very successful tenure in India, she was appointed Nigeria’s Ambassador to the Island nation of Sao Tome and Principe where she served until passing on 9th July, 2018.