Olejeme Bags Global Women Champion Award

By Henry Ebireri

Chairman, Board of Directors, Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund, Dr. (Mrs.) Ngozi Olejeme has been honoured with Global Women Champion award.

The award was conferred on her by Global Connection for Women Foundation at the famous and prestigous Harvard Club in New York, United States of America during the International Women's Day presented by the founder of GC4W Foundation, Ms Lilian Ajayi.

Ajayi while presenting the award to her said Olejeme has invested greatly in women empowerment, in the advancement of the course of the girl child as well as in the overall public good.

'The award recipient has contributed substantially to national advancement as well as in the development of her state, Delta State' Ajayi stated.

Ajayi said Olejeme will bring her wealth of managerial experience, national and international contacts to bear for the development of her state and Nigeria in general when she becomes Delta State governor.

She added that GC4W has undertaken the important task of celebrating the accomplishments of international women leaders and global women champions, whose remarkable efforts have made tremendous impacts on the economic growth and advancement of women.

According to her, 'the International Women's Day celebrates the social, political and economic achievements of women while focusing the word's attention on areas requiring further action'.

In her response to the ward, Dr. (Mrs.) Ngozi Olejeme said 'I dedicate this award to God Almighty through the Lord Jesus Christ, my Lord. I also dedicate it to President Dr. Goodluck Jonathan who God has used in my life. He has given women the opportunity to contribute more to nation building'.

She further said that women and the girl child are very important component in the history of family. 'President Jonathan has given women the voice to be able to talk and people will hear.

In line with what President Goodluck Jonathan is doing, It has informed us to make sure that the girl child also is brought up in a way that she will be a woman and her voice will be heard'.

Olejeme, who is Delta State gubernatorial aspirant, is also Chairman Boards of Directors, Trusfund Pension Plc; Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, ABLE JES Nigeria Limited; and Chairman, Fresh Energy Nigeria Limited.