Prestige nursery school; Ahmadu bello university staff school; Demonstration secondary school; Ahmadu bello university, Nigeria.
Undergraduate degree in veterinary medicine, masters degree in animal biosciences and a PhD in genetics and genomics in view
University of maiduguri veterinary teaching hospital, Nigeria,
PhD student at the University of Edinburgh
Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) and affiliated to the University of Edinburgh
Favourite thing to do in my job:
Translating figures into biology
I live with my husband. We have two lovely kids who like to keep me busy. I like to run every morning so as to see and feel the beauty of nature. My favourite fruits are strawberries and blue berries. My favourite story book when I was a kid was beauty and the beast. Now I love books that are anything scientific. I love to inspire people 🙂
programming and coding in R
My current research is on across-country genetic evaluations and improving breeding strategies in dairy cattle in sub-Saharan Africa. I have data from three African countries. I’m looking to find out how we can improve the current breeding programmes practiced in Africa and to ensure that milk is available now and sustainable for the future
I look through my diary to see my task in order of priority. Responding to emails, running genetic evaluations, pondering over them and seeing what the figures mean, writing reports when necessary. Most importantly, having quality time with my family.
What I'd do with the prize money:
I would use the prize money to purchase learning resources (e.g. reading and writing materials) for my primary school.
I would use the prize money to obtain learning materials and textbooks in history, science, mathematics, english and among others for the primary school I attended. This will enable the school students have interest in education, science or research and also help them figure out what discipline they would like to get involved with in future.
Most the students are not sure what to study when they get to university because they do not have enough knowledge on what they want to study. So, this could also help the teachers have materials so as to guide the school students.
The learning resources will be placed in the school library so that the students can have optimum access to the materials that would be provided.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Fun Loving Person
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
The need to improve food security inspired my being a Vet and studying livestock genetics
What was your favourite subject at school?
What did you want to be after you left school?
Were you ever in trouble at school?
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
A fabric designer
Who is your favourite singer or band?
What's your favourite food?
Anything healthy and wholesome
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Going on a cruise
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
To become very rich and keep inspiring people positively without getting tired
Tell us a joke.
Confucius's once said, "When you breathe, you inspire, and when you do not breathe, you expire."