- Kazeem Jimoh, a 27-year-old Nigerian researcher, has bagged the UNESCO MAB 2019 scientist of the year
- The Nigerian scientist was given the award out of several people across the world that put in for the same honour
- Kazeem said the recognition made him joyful as he implored the government to invest more in agriculture as a way to improve citizens' general welfare
Another Nigerian, Kazeem Jimoh, has made the nation very proud. The 27-year-old who is also a research fellow with the Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria was selected for the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) award.
The Sun reported that he was picked as their youngest scientist in 2019. It should be noted that he is the third Nigerian that would be getting the special prize.
The initiative is targeted at young researchers, encouraging them to work on natural resources, ecosystems, and biodiversity.
Another thing worthy of note is that he is the only person among the seven scientists that were picked from different parts of the world.
Kazeem got the award based on his submitted work titled Impact of Green Economy In Biosphere Reserve Project As An Alternative Livelihood Source On The Poverty Status Of OMO Biosphere Reserve Communities.
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He is an alumnus of the University of Maiduguri where he had a first-class degree in Agricultural Economics. In responding to the news, he said it made him really joyful, calling for the Nigerian government to put more effort into agriculture as a means to beat poverty.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported Esther Ojooluwa Adebowale proved her academic mettle as she won a scholarship worth N30 million after performing exceptionally at oral and written examinations.
The exams were organised by Atlantic Hall School, Lagos where Adebowale from Igbooye in Eredo local council development area beat 85 other students to clinch the prize.
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