“I plan on reducing the tree deficit in my community by 0.8% annually till 2030” – Umar Abubakar Sadiq.

Umar is a Grassroots Development Champion passionate about the attainment of the SDGS in Nigeria, and particularly, in his immediate community. He plans to plant at least 50 trees annually till 2030.

He is a graduate of Public Administration from Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria. Currently, he is working as an Administrator at Heyik International School, Kakuri where he has mentored over 5,000 students.

Umar is interested in the development of young people, especially, the education of the girl-child in northern Nigeria. He vehemently advocates against drugs and substance abuse, and is seriously fighting the war against substance abuse among young people.

Umar is a United States verified fellow of the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) and a partner with Strategy and Innovation for Development Initiative (SI4DEV). As a GLOBAL CITIZEN, he is the Kaduna State Coordinator for the world’s largest lessons on SDGS.

In a bid to increase his advocacy, Umar became a certified Life Coach from Jay Shetty Coaching School, a certified UNESCO Global Advocate for education, and an Education Champion.

Umar executed a “Plant a Tree” project at Heyik International School, Kakuri and Kudenda Community in Chikun LGA, both in Kaduna State. 

In the course of the project, Umar sensitised the students and his community on the issue of deforestation and climate change. He taught the participants measures to curtail deforestation and encouraged them to be climate conscious in their daily activities.

At the end of the project, Umar initiated a “Plant a Tree” drive in the school and gave scholarships to 4 students who volunteered to water the trees daily.

Umar has taken action on sustainable environment and climate change in his community.

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