My Nomination for the spirit award is Olanike Olugboji ( Green Girl).
Olanike is an Environmentalist with passion for protection of the environment, the Ecosystem, women's rights, empowerment of women and youths. Through her non- governmental organisation, she promotes the use of home made cooking charcoal stoves that emits very little or no smoke at all. Her work extends to the villages and hamlets where women are given a sense of recognition through group activities. She organises tree planting programs in primary and secondary schools all self sponsored by her. A good listener per excellence, she encourages women and youths to improve themselves through empowerment and self development programs. My personal encounter with this formidable lady, has helped me tremendously. Though I was a company executive for about 23yrs, I became discouraged because my business of Diagnostic Services was not yielding profit. I closed down the company. I failed to realise I was running a business without Vision, but blaming others for my failure. Now four years have passed since I stopped not knowing my focus. Happily enough I had opportunity to attend one of her numerous Empowerment programmes towards the end of 2019, where I had a complete turnaround in my perceptions and the innate power in me to achieve greater heights. Though over 62yrs of age, I am resolved to start anew with greater determination and clear vision of what I want to achieve. A lot of people share their testimonies on how her empowerment programmes have impacted on their lives. Her vast knowledge in the use of information technology is amazing. She serves as a resource person in National and international seminars especially on women, youth and the environment. She is the initiator and chief executive officer of Women Initiative for Sustainable Environment ( WISE). She lives in Kaduna which is in the Northern part of Nigeria . She is a World Pulse community member