The Enactus Nigeria National Competition which was held between 24th and 25th July had over 700 persons in attendance, amongst where volunteers from over 30 Corporate organization serving as judges, Business Leader serving as judges, Academicians and students leaders.
At the Competition, Enactus teams from tertiary institution across the Country made multimedia presentations of their community Outreach project to a panel judges. The judges drawn from top corporate organization in Nigeria, using the enactus judging criteria evaluate the impact of outreach projects carried out in various communities by the Enactus teams. The event was full of excitement, thrills as participating teams waited in suspense for the results to be announced. Eventually, Ahmadu Bello University was named the Enactus Nigeria 2018 National Champion Team. Speaking with Team Leader, Waziri, he stated that the team won through hard work, dedication, consistency and team work. The winning project, “Hope Rising Project” left imprint of the teams in three communities( Bagaega,Sunke and Yel-gama) in Zamfara State, where they were able to innovatively reduce Lead poisoning in drinking water through soil remediation while providing food through aquaponics and clean water via a bio-tech filtration technology.
The team through this championship also represented Nigeria at the prestigious Enactus World Cup schedule held between 9th and 11th of October at the Silicon Valley in San Jose, California, USA and bowed out at the Semi- Finals.
The Enactus Nigeria National Competition would not have been possible without the sponsorship and partnership from African Capital Alliance Foundation, Axa mansard Insurance Plc, Sahara Group, and Aspire Coronation Trust Foundation, Crown Flour Mill Ltd, Dufil food and Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc, Lekoil, Seplat, UAC and Coca-cola.
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