The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Kolawole Salako has been appointed as one of the official nominators for the prestigious Earthshot Prize. The prize has been described as the most ambitious and prestigious of its kind, which is designed to incentivise change and repair the planet over the next 10 years. The Earthshot Prize is centred on five ‘Earthshots’ simple, but ambitious goals for the human planet and which, if achieved by 2030, would improve human life in the generations to come.
A former Nigerian Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who is also a top contender for the post of the Director-General, World Trade Organisation (WTO), was included in the prize’s Overall Council to be headed by the Duke of Cambridge, Prince Williams. According to the Director, Centre for Excellence in Agricultural Development and Sustainable Environment (CEADESE) of FUNAAB, Prof. Olukayode Akinyemi, nominations for the prize would begin this November.