The Afe Babaola University ado Ekiti (ABUAD) beat 30 universities in the Unilever global contest London to first place. A representative of ABUAD a fresh graduate performed oustandingly well, to make not just his school proud but his country Nigeria as well
The Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti (ABUAD), was in celebratory mood at the weekend, when the founder, Aare Afe Babalola, management, staff members and students of the institution celebrated a fresh graduate of ABUAD who led a team to win an international entrepreneurial competition in London.
ABUAD wins entrepreneurial competition
Popoola, a fresh graduate of Petroleum Engineering, had led a team of other students from other Nigerian private universities namely: Babcock University, Ilisan-Remo and Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo town, to the “Unilever future leaders league” competition and came first in one of the categories and second in another.
According to Olamide, students from 30 countries across the world participated in the grand finale of the Unilever contest in London, England, with his team winning the number one category award for “authentically on brand, relevant to target audience and talk-ability and share-ability.”
Popoola said he had earlier led his team to win the Unilever national contest in Lagos in October 2015 and later went on to win the continental edition in South Africa, before winning the global edition staged in London.
The ABUAD founder said he was proud of the latest award-winning student of the university and those before him, saying “their outstanding academic accomplishment was a proof that my investment in the education sector is not a misplaced priority.”
Students of ABUAD, a university which started on its campus in Ado Ekiti about six years ago, recently earned global recognition when they came among the best in a Microsoft competition in the United States of America while they have also been excelling in various local and sundry competitions.