In a ceremony at Buckingham Palace, for winners of this year’s Queen’s Young Leaders Awards, and attended by HRH Prince Harry and celebrities including Liam Payne, Mo Farah and Caspar Lee, The Queen Of England honored Nigerian nationals Nasir Yammama (CEO Verdant Agri-Tech), and Bukola Bolarinwa, a 28-Year-Old as winners of this year’s Queen’s Young Leaders – outstanding and accomplished young leaders across the world.
HRH Prince Harry and celebrities including Liam Payne Mo Farah and Caspar Lee got the opportunity to meet some of the Award winners and chat with them about their projects at One Show broadcast where they were honoured.
Nasir Yammama is a Creative Technologist and Entrepreneur. He is the founder of Verdant, an Agri-Tech value chain company that offers innovative solutions to farmers and other stakeholders for improved food production using novel technologies. He is interested in technology, design, enterprise, renewable energies, and agriculture.
He hails from Malumfashi, in Katsina state. He attended Government Secondary School, Minna, Niger State, from where he won many IT competitions across the globe. In his teens, he won Digital Peers International’s ‘Digitest’, a youth competition aimed at showcasing digital excellence among youth (Abuja, Singapore and Dubai).
He also represented Nigeria and won first place in interdisciplinary category in Mtnadao Afrika, an IT youth camp and contest for all African nations in Cairo, Egypt. He completed his Secondary education in Government Secondary School Minna ( now Fr O’Connell College )in 2008.
Bukola Bolarinwa, a 28-Year-Old Nigerian lady has received the Queens Young Leaders Award from Queen Elizabeth of England.
Bukola is the founder of Haima Health Initiative, an online blood donation platform which supports hospitals who struggle to find blood in a safe and timely way.
The Queen’s Young Leaders Awards recognise and celebrate exceptional young people aged 18 to 29 in the Commonwealth who are driving change within their communities and transforming people’s lives.