Dr Tunji Funsho, Rotary’s Nigeria National PolioPlus chair, has been named one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World” listed annually by the Time magazine. He is recognised for his critical leadership in working with Rotary and its partners to achieve a wild polio-free Nigeria and eradicate the virus in the African region. He is the first Rotary member to receive this honour.
PDG Dr Funsho is a cardiologist and a member of RC Lekki, RID 9110, Lagos, Nigeria.
The Time’s 100 recognises the activism, innovation and achievement of the world’s most influential individuals. Past recipients of the honour include heads of state such as Angela Merkel, religious figures like the Dalai Lama and Pope Francis, celebrities like Oprah Winfrey and Irish singer Bono, philanthropists like Bill Gates, and activists such as Malala Yousafzai.