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ABU To Represent Nigeria At ENACTUS World Cup

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The Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, will represent Nigeria at the Entrepreneurship Action and Us (ENACTUS) World Competition in the US, this October, following the emergence of its team as the overall winner of this year’s ENACTUS national competition held in Lagos last Thursday.
A statement issued yesterday, by director of Public Affairs Directorate of the University, Dr Ismaila Shehu, noted that over 36 countries were expected to participate at the world tournament, which would take place at Silicon Valley, San Jose, California, USA in October.
According to him, the ABU team that participated in the ENACTUS tournament in Lagos, was led by Usman Suleiman Waziri and Paul Onaji, under the supervision of ABU ENACTUS Faculty Adviser, Professor MK Aliyu.

ENACTUS, remains the largest student body in the world. It is a non-governmental organisation funded by the private sector and philanthropists.
There are well over 500 universities and polytechnics across the globe participating in different ENACTUS activities, among which are more than 20 universities and polytechnics that are involved in Nigeria. The body, hitherto known as ‘Students In Free Enterprise’ (SIFE), organises students across different disciplines to be engaged in the development of projects aimed at solving specific socio-economic problems in their respective communities.
The ABU team won the Lagos tournament on account of its project on an artisanal mining community in Bagega village in Zamfara State, where several children and adults lost their lives due to lead poisoning as a result of the gold mining activities around the area.
The team intervened by developing a water filtration mechanism, which provides clean water to the community as well as evolving a Jathropha Integrated

Energy Scheme through the planting of Jathropha tree for remediation of the contaminated soil. Since 2004, the ABU team has been participating in the ENACTUS national competition. In 2007, the team came second out of 24 Nigerian universities and since then, it has been harbouring between second and third positions until last year, when it emerged the overall winner and represented Nigeria in London for the ENACTUS World Cup. The success encouraged the team to keep the tempo when it competed this year and again emerged the overall winner to represent Nigeria at Silicon Valley, California, USA this October.

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