Covenant Wins National Enactus Tourney, to Represent Nigeria at Global Event
History was made on Thursday, July 11, 2019, as West Africa’s No. 1 University, Covenant, at the fourth time of asking, overwhelmed other competitors to emerge overall winner of the 2019 Enactus Nigeria National Competition, held at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The victory ensured Covenant would represent Nigeria at the international version of the Enactus competition, which holds in September 2019 at the Silicon Valley, California, USA.
Enactus is the world’s largest experiential learning platform dedicated to creating a better world while developing the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders and social innovators. The Enactus network of global business, academic and student leaders are unified by its vision, which is to create a better, more sustainable world.
The team led by the Faculty Advisor, Mr Michael Fagbohun, and Team Leader David Iyiola, a 300 Level Civil Engineering Student, beat 17 other teams from various universities across the country. Some of the teams outwitted by Covenant included the 2018 Champion, Ahmadu Belo University, Zaria, which emerged runner-up in this year’s competition, Bayero University Kano, and Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi.
Covenant presented two projects at the competition. These were Toles and Pet City. Toles is a social enterprise aimed at providing children in impoverish communities with eco-friendly and durable footwears from used scrap tyres, while Pet City is an initiative aimed at turning used plastic waste into suitable building materials that are cost-effective and durable.
Covenant had finished 3rd on her maiden appearance in the competition in 2016. The University missed the ultimate diadem by the whiskers in 2017 and 2018, when she emerged runner-up respectively.