OUTSTANDING SUPPORTER OF EDUCATION
Abdulsalam Abdulkarim Zaurah
More commonly known as AA Zaurah, He is a philanthropist and one of the youngest grassroot politicians in Northern Nigeria. He is also the founder of the AA Zaurah foundation. The foundation has empowered over 4,000 women and children with resources to earn a living and also created rehabilitation programs to fight the increasing rate of drugs and substance abuse in Northern Nigeria. A strong believer in education, his foundation restored dilapidated school buildings, built new ones and provided incentives to encourage young children to go to school. They also provided employment for young graduates to teach in these schools, thereby providing jobs and ensuring that children get basic education.
Dr. Nnaemeka Andegede Chukwuone
Chukwuone Nnaemeka is the Director of the Resource and Environmental Policy Research Centre (REPRC)- EfD Nigeria. He is also a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Agricultural Economics University of Nigeria Nsukka. He holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics with a specialization in Resource and Environmental Economics. For over twelve years, he has been working, carrying out research and policy advocacy on local and global issues in agriculture, environment and resource economics, and development economics. He has published widely and presented at different international conferences and meetings. His research focuses on climate change, fisheries and marine economics, forestry, agricultural finance, economic valuation, and lately, carbon pricing. Some of his publications include;
- Fisheries performance in Africa: An analysis based on data from 14 countries
- Socioeconomic factors affecting households’ use of indigenous forest management practices in managing non-wood forest products: evidence from forest communities in Nigeria derived savannah
- Policy Note: Policy Responses to Ensure Access to Water and Sanitation Services During COVID-19: Snapshots from the Environment for Development (EfD) Network
- Fisheries Performance in Africa: An Analysis Based on Data from 14 Countries DP 20-24
- Natural Resource Valuation and Damage Assessment in Nigeria: A case Study of the Niger Delta
OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS TO LOCAL COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
NEEDCSI creates cross-cultural leadership teams and gives young people the skills to overcome disadvantages and become peer-leaders and agents of peace. Founded in 2007, New Era Educational and Charitable Foundation fosters youth leadership development that promotes pluralism and rejects corruption
OUTSTANDING SECONDARY STUDENT
Oyindamola Aje, a student of Jesuit Memorial College, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, emerged winner of the second edition of the InterswitchSPAK National Science Competition held in Lagos. He defeated eight other finalists in an intense quiz session to win the grand prize of N7.5 million worth of tertiary education scholarship which will be spread over five years.
OUTSTANDING TERTIARY STUDENT
Alada Bukola Fatimat
24 year old Bukola Fatimat Alada, emerged as the best student out of the over 4,000 students called to the bar this week by the Nigerian Law School.Bukola graduated with First Class and won the overall best graduating law student award.