The Deputy President of the 9th Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has appointed Princess Modupe Ozolua, Founder the NGO, Empower 54, as Senior Special Assistant on Civil Society Organizations operating in Nigeria.
Princess Ozolua is an entrepreneur and philanthropist whom at the age of 27 yrs put Nigeria on the global map as a plastic surgery destination when in she pioneered Cosmetic Surgery in Nigeria in 2001.
In 2003, she founded BEARS Foundation, now Empower 54, through which she offers free reconstructive surgery to children amongst other humanitarian aid in Nigeria and Democratic Republic of Congo.
As Senior Special Assistant on NGO affairs to the Deputy President of the Senate, some of her responsibilities include working closely with all NGOs and civil society organizations operating in Nigeria, reviewing current laws regulating NGO activities, recommending new Bills, creating support systems and strategic partnerships to enable civil societies operate at their full capacity in helping Nigerians.
Her 16 years of selfless philanthropy enables her to know the challenges NGO experience in rendering aid and makes her the ideal bridge between the Legislative arm of government and civil society organizations.
In addition to countless recognition and awards Princess Modupe Ozolua has received for her contribution to humanity, in 2015 and 2016, Elle Magazine South Africa recognized her as “One of 50 Women shaping the African Continent”.
Also in recognition of her contribution to humanity, on April 5th 2019, the MAYOR OF HOUSTON issued an OFFICIAL PROCLAMATION making her birthday, October 10th, the “Princess Ozolua’s Day” in the City of Houston’s calendar; and in 2016, the Council of the City of Atlanta also issued an OFFICIAL PROCLAMATION recognizing Princess Ozolua and Empower 54 for their contribution to helping IDPs in Nigeria.