15year Nimotallah Tiamiyu emerges Brightest Agricultural Science Student in Nigeria

The Brightest National Agricultural Science Quiz season 1 came to an end over the weekend with Ms. Nimotallah Tiamiyu SS2 student of Al-Ameen College Lagos State emerging the Best Agricultural Science Student in Nigeria winning the grand prize of N4m University scholarship.

Nimotallah, earned 963 yield to beat Jubril Olukolu from Ilasan Senior Secondary School Lagos who barned 762 points as the 2nd runner-up and Aninze Jennifer from Faith Academy Asaba, Delta State, the 3rd runner-up who barned 687 points at the finals. All the 9 finalists showcased exceptional knowledge, innovation, and dedication in Agricultural Science. Their achievements not only highlight personal dedication but also underscores the importance of agricultural education in Nigeria’s future.

At the epic event that had lots of stakeholders including top executives of OCP Africa, BlackCountry Farms, and ProvidusBank, Nimotallah and the other 8 finalists put up their best performances in answering Agricultural Science based questions cutting across topics like animal reproduction, pest control, crop science and soil management, agricultural technology and environmental sustainability.

“We are immensely proud of Nimotallah’s accomplishment, she embodies the future of Nigerian agriculture, which is bright and full of promise ” said Dr. Mustapha Ayo Popoola, Senior Special Adviser to the Honorable Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Federal Republic of Nigeria. He went ahead to emphasize on the need for a re-orientation of youths on the knowledge of the’ new agriculture’ based on technology as against the ‘hoe and cutlass’ notion of farming. For Nigeria to grow in the space of agriculture, everybody must be ready to soil their hands because food is an essential part of human existence. He promised to use his official capacity to empower the Brightest project, extending the vision of Brightest National Agric Science Quiz to all parts of the country with more schools in participation with the full support of the Ministry of Agriculture & Food Security.

In his welcome address, the Country Manager of OCP Africa, Engr. Oluwatoba Asana emphasized on the need for all stakeholders to support the vision of Brightest National Agric Science Quiz using Nimotallah’s performance as a case study. OCP Africa has invested over $80million in Nigeria since 2016 in the production of fertilizer and farmers empowerment at different levels and is committed to even do more.

Alexis Udegbe, Head of Marketing & Strategy, CoS, BlackCountry Farms, congratulated the winner and urged Nigerian youths to embrace agriculture and its application for a secured generational future.

“I am thrilled and honored to win this competition,” said Nimotallah. “Agriculture is vital to our country’s development, and I hope to contribute to its advancement through continued learning and innovation. I am grateful to my teachers, family, and everyone who have supported me on this journey.”

Nimotallah’s achievement is expected to inspire other students to pursue excellence in Agricultural Science and contribute to the growth of the sector. Her win also brings attention to the critical role of education in empowering young minds to tackle real-world challenges.

The Brightest National Agric Science Quiz Contest is an annual competition dedicated to promoting the critical role of agricultural science in human existence and stimulate their quest in exploring numerous opportunities therein by studying relevant courses at the tertiary level that will promote continuous mechanized food production.

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