27-year-old Nigerian receives Queen’s Young Leaders Award for 2017

Yammama is a social enterprise who is into AgricTech. Forbes Africa has listed him in its “Class of 2017 30 under 30."

Nasir Yammama is one of the two Nigerians recognised by the Queen’s Young Leaders Award for 2017

He received the award at the 2017 Queen’s Young Leaders Awards Ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

The ceremony took placed on June 29, 2017, in London, England.

Yammama is being recognised by The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme for his work in AgricTech.

As founder of the social enterprise Verdant Agritech Ltd, the 27-year-old is using simple, low-cost technology to transform Nigeria's agriculture sector.

Verdant, which began in 2015, is working with Oxfam and GIZ to help 25,000 farmers double or triple their yields.

Yammama isn't the only one that has been recognised by the Queen’s Young Leaders Programme.

Fellow Nigerian, Bukola Bolarinwa has also been awarded the prestigious honour.

She is being recognised for her work with the National Blood Transfusion Service that ensures a regular supply of donated blood.

Bolarinwa was born with Sickle Cell Disease. Her work began after she noticed the shortage of blood faced by people living with Sickle Cell.

On this huge honour, she said, "I believe the Queen’s Young Leader Award will improve my leadership skills and help me to cement already established links with universities and colleges to develop a culture of voluntary and regular blood donation.”

Her current goal is to recruit 5,000 registered blood donors by December 2017.

Chaikhwa Lobatse from Botswana, Ghana's Efua Asibon, Elijah Amoo Addo, and Winnifred Selby are a few of the honored people.

Over all, 60 exceptional people were recognised by The Queen’s Young Leaders Awards.

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