Life & Style
Celebrating Princess Rosemary Osula Mku-Atu, The Amazon of Worth
Last Wednesday, April 12, Princess (Dr.) Mrs. Rosemary Osula Mku-Atu added a year, and her friends and admirers rose in unison to celebrate her.
An epitome of beauty and brain, Princess Mku-Atu has been variously described as an accomplished business mogul, a role model extraordinaire, an educationist par excellence, and an invaluable African doting mother, whose life has become, in our times, the true definition of a mother’s sacrifices.
Right from an impressionable age, Princess Mku-Atu has distinguished herself as a multitalented star whose ascendency to the topmost strata of the society was unstoppable by any terrestrial forces, largely for her abiding faith in God.
Interestingly, those intrinsic core values acquired over the years, during her formative trajectory in life, and up till this moment, account for why Princess Mku-Atu is a constant reminder that we can all be good by our acts of philanthropy. This successful businesswoman stands out as a woman who is giving meaning to life via her untiring benevolence. Her story is replete with evidence of perseverance, courage, ingenuity, vision and achievements in her quest to realize humanity’s noblest and vital aspirations.
In the words of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the world renowned theologian and Nobel Peace Prize winner, he says, “Do your little bit of good where you are; it is those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”
Princess Mku-Atu has demonstrated this through her life and dedication to uplifting the lives of others. She is the founder and president of Rosula Foundation, a non-governmental organization (NGO) that has become the harbinger of hope for thousands – struggling with socio-economic challenges around the world. Her social interventions have received accolades both within and outside Nigeria and Africa at large, particularly in local communities where living has become almost unbearable.
Princess MKu-Atu is an epitome of beauty and brain who, in spite of those sterling and rare qualities, would not arrogate to herself, the repository of knowledge or wisdom.
Little wonder, therefore, that she is always in the spirit of consultation with all and sundry in order to achieve the desired results. This wonderful trait is manifestly evident in the numerous successes and breakthroughs she has garnered in her diverse spheres of human endeavours.
Albert Einstein, the German Scientist, opined that, “it is every man’s obligation to put back into the world, at least, the equivalent of what he takes out of it.”
Consequently, Princess MKu-Atu has amplified this trait by her belief that it is only God that gives wealth and given for a good purpose – to serve humanity. Consistent with her promise to use her God-given wealth to alleviate human suffering, Rosula Foundation is unrelenting in providing succour to our various ailing communities. To this end, in the area of education, Princess Mku-Atu is a colossus and a trail blazer.
The Igbinedion University Okada (I.U.O) is a living testimony of having over 500 indigent students who are graduated and undergraduate beneficiaries of the Rosula Foundation “My Dream Scholarship Programme”.
In similar vein, the Foundation currently has 21 students under her sponsorship at the Afe Babalola University, Ado-Eki; 48 students at Mkar University, Mkar-Gboko, Benue State; and Crescent University, Abeokuta, where she also has 61 Scholarship beneficiaries, all in different fields of study including but not limited to: Medicine, Law, Engineering, Pharmacy, Nursing, etc. Most recently, the foundation has entered into similar partnerships with Wellspring University, Benin City, Benson Idahosa University Benin City and Kola Daisi University, Ibadan.
The Rosula Foundation My Dream Scholarship Programme is her own modest way of giving back to the society – part of her natural cum material endowments; by putting smiles on the faces of those downtrodden through the sponsored acquisition of University Education, thereby sparing the society of the untoward emergence of criminal elements who ordinarily could not attain such educational status due to prohibitive school fees.
The Rosula Foundation Scholarship Programme, is by no means her only intervention in the Universities. The Rosula Foundation is currently interfacing with the Igbinedion University Okada (I.U.O), and are currently in a collaborative partnership towards the establishment of the first ever Executive Business School, in the South of Nigeria – The IGBINEDION UNIVERSITY OKADA _ ROSULA EXECUTIVE BUSINESS SCHOOL (IUO-REBUS) for the awards of Doctorate Degrees in Business Administration, whose curricular contents and superlative lecture deliveries will be second to none amongst Universities in Black Africa. The Memorandum of Agreement (M.O.A) is already in place, and the building complex for the School is near completion, for the eventual take-off of the programme in 2022.
Similarly, the Education Sector is also by far, not the exclusive beneficiary of the Humanitarian and Philanthropic disposition of this ebulliently elegant African Iron Lady. The Ogida Police Mobile Barracks has been blessed with the construction of a massive twin structure, while four other existing blocks at the Mobile Police Barracks further received desirable rehabilitation with two Industrial Bore-holes, Perimeter Fencing, and Comprehensive Solar Lighting, all Courtesy of the Rosula Foundation, and Commissioned by His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, ably represented by His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Philip Shaibu, Edo State Deputy Governor, and under the full glare of the Inspector General of Police, Dr. Solomon Arase, IGP(Rtd), AIG Zone 5, Edo State CP, and other important dignitaries.
Furthermore, Edo State indigenes benefited immensely from the largesse of our very benevolent Princess, with regards to the palliatives distribution throughout the Three (3) Senatorial Districts of the State, as a way of alleviating the sufferings of the citizenry, occasioned by the outbreak of the Covid-19 Pandemic. Above all, the Rosula Foundation is at the forefront in the creation of employment opportunities for the teaming population.
Undoubtedly, Princess (Mrs.) Rosula Mku-Atu is indeed a role model in the global arena. Only recently she was accorded an award of recognition by the Universal Peace Federation, an organ of the United Nations with consultative status, with the conferment of the prestigious UN-Based award of Ambassador for Peace (AFP). She is happily married with children. During the Christmas holidays, the Foundation usually target public schools in our various localities respectively for comprehensive rehabilitation, and many more interventions.