June 28, 2017

NASIR YAMMAMA WINS BRITISH PRIZE

NASIR YAMMAMA WINS BRITISH PRIZE

Nasir Yammama, a Nigerian from Katsina state, has come tops in the Enterprise Challenge competition organised by British Council.

Nasir Yammama with Richard Branson
Nasir Yammama with Richard Branson

 

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Mr Yammama, a postgraduate student of Creative Technology at Middlesex University in the UK, won the UK phase of the competition following a showcasing of a farming support application which enables farmers optimise production by providing information regarding the weather and other useful parameters.

 

In a statement published on the British Council website, the organisation hailed Yammama’s enterprise which saw him triumph in a competition with over 2000 entries: “Nasir’s ability to think outside the box and develop digital solutions to everyday problems has earned him the respect of his peers and prizes and various international competitions.”

 

The British Council pledged support stating that, “We look forward to what the future brings and will support him in any way we can.”

Mr. Yammama, aware that his win comes with some pressure, said that coming first place at the competition has challenged him “to work harder and stay focused.”

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As part of the reward for winning the contest, Nasir Yammama will receive entrepreneurship training at the Branson Centre for Entrepreneurship in South Africa.

 

 

Photo credit, Premiumtimes.

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