At a time when most Nigerian graduates are without occupation since there are little or no government jobs and the government of the day has continually laid emphasis on the need for diversification, some of them have taken the bull by the horn by making conscious efforts towards being part of the solution to their immediate environment.
Hello good people of Nigeria, welcome to our Rebrand Nigeria Ambassador’s series. This week, we shall showcase some of these passionate Nigerians who are making positive impacts to their immediate environment.
Meet Ugochukwu Mbaka, a clean energy advocate. He studied Environmental Technology from Federal University of Technology Owerri. Mbaka identified a big gap in Nigeria’s energy sector; he saw that access to clean cooking energy is very low in the country so he designed an innovative way to help bridge this gap.
First, he set up Mupo Energy and moved the company into recycling waste to clean cooking energy. The end product is delivered as clean cooking gas to homes in Abuja.
With his success in Mupo Energy, He revolutionized waste management system and clean cooking energy in Nigeria.
Below are some of his achievements:
a) Mini MBA, Venture In Management(Vimp) Scholar, Lagos Business School( Pan Atlantic University). AACSB Accredited, AMBA Accredited
b) Startup Nigeria, North Central Semifinalist.
c) Ugwumba Enterprise Challenge Winner. Business Training plus Seed funding of 1million Naira.
d) Youth Innovation Challenge Winner. Seed Funding of 1 million Naira plus access to top networks.
e) The Next Titan Entrepreneurship Reality TV show finalist. With Board of Judges as Kyari A. Bukar. Founder/CEO, Trans-Sahara Investment Corporation. Tonye Cole. Co-Founder, Sahara Group, Chris Parkes. Chairman/CEO, CPMS Africa, Lilian Olubi. CEO, Primera Africa Securities Ltd.
f) Ugochukwu Mbaka, the Ugwumba Entrepreneur of the Year 2019,
The efforts of this young man towards carving a niche for himself as a successful entrepreneur has not gone unnoticed and today, we are proud to celebrate him as a Rebrand Nigeria Ambassador.
This campaign is powered by the Ugwumba Center for Leadership Development in Africa.
God bless Nigeria!!