A fourth-year Law student, Chijioke Attamah, was among the winners of the Global Student Entrepreneurship Awards (GSEA) competition recently held in Lagos.
Alongside four others, Mr. Attamah won the GSEA, which is the premier global competition for students who own and operate a business while attending college or university. GSEA supports student entrepreneurs who require the much-needed mentorship, recognition, and connections to take their business to the next level of success.
Attamah owns a honey processing firm that supplies organic honey. He was selected to participate alongside 17 other entrepreneurs out of 100 students who applied from different universities all over Nigeria in the National semi-final competition held in Lagos.
The students were given 10 minutes to pitch their business ideas and convince the judges of the sustainability and capability of solving societal problems with their ideas. The top five winners including Chijioke were announced at the end of the competition. He said the award will spur him to attain more heights in his business.
Mr. Attamah is a very engaged citizen who sees not only the economic well-being of people but the social good as well. He is very passionate about community development and human rights. Last year, the student embarked on a community service project in Vunoklang, Girei Local Government Area of Adamawa State. He derives motivation and inner fulfillment by helping people get their problems solved.
He is currently the Director of Startup Grind, AUN Chapter. He is Director of Transport, Student Government Association, AUN, and a member of the House of Representatives, AUN Law Students Society.
Reported by Omorogbe Omorogiuwa