ABU to represent Nigeria at ENACTUS World Cup in Netherlands

According to a report monitored by myschoolnews Ahmadu Bello University ENACTUS Team will represent Nigeria at ENACTUS World Cup scheduled to hold at Utrecht in Netherlands from 17th – 20th October, 2023.

ABU to represent Nigeria at ENACTUS World Cup in Netherlands

The ABU ENACTUS Team will compete with the National Champion teams from 35 other countries for emergence as the overall winner of the global student competition to be named the “ENACTUS World Champion of 2023 ENACTUS Year”. 

The team will represent Nigeria on account of its emergence as the champions at the ENACTUS National Competition held in Lagos last month (July, 2023). 

The Faculty Advisor for the ABU ENACTUS Team, Prof. M.K. Aliyu, broke the cheering news when he led the students who made Ahmadu Bello University proud by emerging as the National Champions, on a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Kabiru Bala. 

Prof. Aliyu told the Vice-Chancellor that ENACTUS Nigeria National Competition 2023 began with 35 tertiary institutions and that 19 ENACTUS teams eventually qualified to compete at the national competition that took place in Lagos on 26th July, 2023. 

He said that ABU ENACTUS Team competed at the opening round of the competition with 18 other teams from notable tertiary institutions to emerge as the National Champions.

The Faculty Advisor further explained that the team at the end of the semi-final round emerged as one of the four finalists advancing to the final round of the competition. 

At the final round of the competition, according to him, ABU team competed yet again, with other finalist teams from Federal University of Technology, Owerri; Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna; and Joseph Sarwuan Tarka University, Makurdi, respectively. 

“At the end of the competition at the finals, our team (ABU ENACTUS Team) emerged as the champions of the highly competitive national competition and earned the chance to represent Nigeria at the international competition scheduled at Utrecht, Netherlands, from 17th – 20th October, 2023”, he said. 

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Kabiru Bala, congratulated members of the team and the Faculty Advisor on attaining the feat and assured them of the Management support and encouragement. 

On his own part, the Registrar, Malam Rabiu Samaila, appreciated the effort of the team and commitment of the Faculty Advisor for making the University proud and taking its name to international level. 

The ABU ENACTUS Team has been the top leading student organisation in Ahmadu Bello University. 

ENACTUS (Entrepreneurial Action and Us) is the largest student organisation in the world with presence in over 700 universities across 36 countries. 

The ABU ENACTUS Team had represented the University in over 14 yearly national competitions in Lagos and Abuja; and it had represented Nigeria in three World Cups in the United Kingdom in 2017; in Silicon Valley, USA in 2018; and in Puerto Rico in 2022. 

The University ENACTUS team has created brands that are sustainable social enterprises that create value and wealth through invention, creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship. 

Over the last 14 years, the team has developed several projects which have been presented in various competitions both within Nigeria and abroad. 

The team, for example, started Plastic Up-cycled Products (PuP) industries about two years ago; and it is a social enterprise that up-cycles plastics into valuable products. 

The flagship product of PuP is shoe polish, an initiative that is tackling the problem of the most used and the least recycled plastics which are low density polyethylene (LDPEs). 

Additionally, the team developed and presented another product known as TOMPA, which is a product where the team developed a way of drying tomatoes into powdered form while retaining all its nutritional values without chemical preservatives.  



Public Affairs Directorate, 

Office of the Vice-Chancellor, 

Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

Monday, 14th August, 2023