2 inspiring winners + 8 runners up. Meet the inspirational Nigerians among the Queen’s 2017 Young Leaders programme

Congratulations are in order!🤗🙌

Meet the 2 UK-educated Nigerian winners of the Queen’s Young Leaders Award:

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Nasir Yammama (IT leader and Creative officer for Greenshield of Nations (GSN)) and Bukola Bolarinwa ( Legal Assistant to the Lagos State Commissioner for Finance)

The award which was set up in 2014 to honour Her Majesty The Queen’s 60 years of service to the Commonwealth deservedly recognised Bukola for her dedication to raising funds and awareness for the Sickle Cell Aid Foundation Nigeria.

Check out the foundation here

Bukola who was born with sickle cell joined the foundation in 2010 and is now the president.

Nasir rightfully gained his award for teaching farmers how to use lowcost mobile phones to access services through his social enterprise Verdant Agritech Ltd.

Check out Nasir’s website here

Highly commended were the 8 other Nigerians who were runners up:  Chidinma Akaniro, Christiana Iyasele, Chukwuebuka Obimma, Grace Ihejiamaizu, Oluwafisayo Ajisola, Oluwaseun Osowobi, Omotayo Junaid, Onyinye Edeh.

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The recipient of many recognitions, Chidinma is the founder of Youths of West Africa – a social initiative aimed at changing the global perception of West African youths
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Christiana is a STEM trainer and operations manager at WAAW Foundation – a not for profit organisation working to advance Science and Technology education for African Women. Follow their cause @WAAW_Foundation
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Chukwuebuka Obimma – Business Development Consultant at Grozzr – is the founder and CEO of Dsuonenergy with a socially driven aim to end energy poverty in Africa by spreading access to clean and affordable energy sources
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Grace, the recipient of many global awards is the founder of Opportunity Desk and iKapture Networks – which focuses on providing educational and leadership services for students, school leavers and graduates. She is also a Graduate Assistant Lecturer at the University of Calabar. Follow @OpportunityDesk
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Oluwaseun is the Executive Director for S.T.E.R (Stand to End Rape). She shares her inspirational story with SisiYemmie. Follow @StandtoEndRape
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Onyinye, a US educated public health professional, is the founder of Strong Enough Girls – a program that empowers girls and young women through mentorship, education, advocacy, and life skills development. Follow on @StrongEnoughGEI
Have these amazing people inspired you? Have any Nigerians/UK Nigerians in mind who deserves recognition? What about you?

Click to check criteria and how to apply for the 2018 set which opens between June and September 2017.

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