Ngozi Olejeme

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Ngozi Juliet Olejeme is a Nigerian Philanthropist, entrepreneur, politician and administrator . She presently sits on the board of numerous companies and Government establishments, most notably is the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust-fund (NSITF) Where she currently sits as the Chairman of the Board, Subsidy Re-Investment Program (SURE-P) and Trust Fund Pension, among others.

She was a Delta State Gubernatorial Aspirant on the Platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)[1]

Career[edit]

Ngozi Olejeme was appointed chairman of the board, Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) in June 2009 by late President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua. She saw to the successful enactment into law of the Employees’ Compensation Act in December 2010, and the setting up of necessary human and physical infrastructure for the implementation of the Act, which was signed by President Goodluck Jonathan.[2] She also took the helm as the Chairman of the Board of Trustfund Pensions Plc, on October 2009, where she still holds the position.[3] She is also the convener of the Subsidy Reinvestment and empowerment program (SURE-P) sub-committee on Public Works and Road Rehabilitation.[4][5] She presently holds the Director of finance position in the Goodluck Support Group (GSC), which is an organization set up for the support of President Goodluck Jonathan.

Non-profit work[edit]

The Ngozi Olejeme Foundation is a non-government organization set up by her to care for people who are most disadvantaged through its empowerment scheme and The Widowhood Projects. The empowerment scheme includes support for projects designed to enhance the employ-ability of young people and empowerment through vocational and skill building projects. The Widowhood Projects seeks to address the social cultural challenges of widows, it also empowers the widows and underprivileged woman with skills and grants for trade. The foundation recently donated cash prizes to 200 widows in Asaba, Delta State to enable them go into any business of their choosing.[6][7]

Politics[edit]

Ngozi Olejeme has been an active politician in Nigeria, as she was a gubernatorial aspirant for Delta state under the auspices of the People’s Democratic Party PDP in the 2007 elections.[8]

Awards[edit]

  1. Honorary Doctoral Degree by American Heritage University of Southern California (Doctor of Public Policy, Honoris Causa).[9]
  2. Prestigious Africa International Award, AIA Ghana.
  3. Fellow, Civilian Institute of Democratic Administration, FCIDA, (Nigeria).
  4. Fellow, Michael Imoudu National Institute of Labour Studies.[10]
  5. Champions of Workers Welfare Award by Labour Writers Associations of Nigeria.
  6. Honorary Life Member/Commonwealth Ambassador of Royal Commonwealth Society, Nigeria.[11]
  7. Remember Africa Award by Family Education Helpline and Royal Commonwealth Society, London.
  8. Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) 2010 Nigeria Female Entrepreneur Award.[12]
  9. Member, Board of Patrons, Congress of Muslim and Christian Youths for Unity.
  10. Member, The Association of Business Executives London.
  11. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) Merit Award.[13]
  12. Women of Love Award [14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Flashpoint, News. "NGOZI OLEJEME: An Amazon On A Mission". Flashpoint News. Flashpoint News. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  2. ^ BILESANMI, OLALEKAN. "Olejeme: Time for social security for Nigerians". Vanguard. Vanguard Nigeria. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Trust Fund, Pension. "Directors". Trust Fund. Trust Fund. 
  4. ^ Peoples Daily. "How Jonathan's SURE-P is helping economy- NSITF Board Chairman". Peoples Daily. Peoples Daily. Retrieved 2 June 2013. 
  5. ^ SURE-P. "Committee Members-SURE-P". SURE-P. Subsidy Re-investment and Empowerment Program. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  6. ^ againstnonsense. "Widows Get Rescued in Delta State". againstnonsense. againstnonsense. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  7. ^ Atu, Ben. "Widows take Centre Stage in Delta State". Vanguard. Vanguard Nigeria. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  8. ^ Flash Point, News. "NGOZI OLEJEME: An Amazon On A Mission". Flashpoint news. Flashpoint news. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  9. ^ Nigerians Abroad. "NSITF boss Ngozi Olejeme receives Doctorate Award in public policy". Nigerians Abroad. nigeriansabroadlive. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  10. ^ NNODIM, OKECHUKWU. "Olejeme conferred with fellowship of FNILS". PUNCH. PUNCH NIG LTD. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  11. ^ Thisdaylive. "Olejeme Bags Commonwealth Ambassador Gong". Thisday. Thisdaylive. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  12. ^ NSITF. "Executive Profile of Dr. Mrs Ngozi Olejeme,FCIDA". NSITF. Nigerian Social Insurance Trust Fund. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  13. ^ {{cite web|last=UKU|first=NSE-ANTHONY|title=ICAN Honours NDIC Boss, 5 Others For Outstanding Service|url=http://leadership.ng/news/280513/ican-honours-ndic-boss-5-others-outstanding-service%7Cwork=Leadership%7Cpublisher=Leadership%7Caccessdate=28 May 2013}}
  14. ^ Marconi, Betty. "Muzvare Betty Makoni among winners of prestigious women of love award for girs education". muzvarebettymarconi.org. Retrieved 29 July 2013.