Nigerian Philanthropist, entrepreneur, politician and administrator Ngozi Juliet Olejeme who is the Chairman of the Board, Subsidy Re-Investment Program (SURE-P) and Trust Fund Pension. She was born on December 18, 1961 in Asaba.
She was a Delta State Gubernatorial Aspirant on the Platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). She was also 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.
She set up a non-government organization called Ngozi Olejeme Foundation 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. It also empowers widows in their choice pf vocation and business.
Mrs Olejeme holds a Honorary Doctoral Degree from American Heritage University of Southern California (Doctor of Public Policy, Honoris Causa). She has also received notable awards like;
Prestigious Africa International Award, AIA Ghana, Champions of Workers Welfare Award by Labour Writers Associations of Nigeria, Honorary Life Member/Commonwealth Ambassador of Royal Commonwealth Society, Nigeria, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) Merit Award, Women of Love Award among others.