Today, we will be crushing on Miss Fatima Oyiza Ademoh from Kogi state.
Miss Fatima Oyiza Ademoh is the founder and CEO of AjimaYouth Empowerment Foundation.
She has over six years of experience in business development, entrepreneurship, agribusiness and more recently, the energy sector.
Fatima is currently the project manager for the US African Development Foundation- funded off-grid energy project implemented by Ajima Farm in Nigeria.
Fatima is an entrepreneurship and finance lecturer at Baze University in Abuja.
Fatima is a volunteer for the Tony Elumelu program (TEEP), where she mentors TEEP finalists across Africa during their entrepreneurial training.
Fatima holds a BSC in Finance from American University of Nigeria and an MSC in Financial Risk Management from the University of Leeds UK.
Upon completion of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, Fatima plans to scale up the Ajima Farm’s off-grid energy project to promote access to energy services for rural off-grid communities and agribusinesses.
Having grown in an environment where agricultural communities could not access electricity, which led to the loss of many perishable goods, Fatima decided to work towards a solution; she developed the Waste to Watt project, the first mini grid biogas to the power system in Nigeria, which has provided renewable electricity to two rural communities, with over 1,100 people.
Fatima is passionate about using clean energy sources to electrify rural off-grid communities and businesses.
Her passion and work in social entrepreneurship has won her several awards in the past, including The Rockefeller Foundation 2012 Innovation Competition, The 2017 British Council Social Impact Award and the 2017 Young Energy Leader Award by the African Utility Week Industry Awards.
BY MAIMUNA BAGUDU