Nigeria’s Maryam Uwais Is World’s Outstanding Social Entrapreneur For 2019

The SCHWAB Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship of the World Economic Forum has chosen Maryam Uwais of Nigeria as the Public Social Entrapreneur of the year 2019.

Uwais, who is the Special Adviser to the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Social Investment, was presented the award today.

The award is in recognition of her “visionary, pragmatic and courageous contributions to significantly improve the state of the world,” stated the foundation.

As special adviser on social investments, Uwais overseas the cash transfer, school feeding, job creation and micro credit programmes of the federal government designed to lift the Nigerians out of poverty.

SCHWAB Foundation is committed to improving the state of the world and gives out the award to most outstanding driver of public social investments of the world.


Besides rewarding the incredible sacrifices and commitment of Uwais and her team, the award is a positive recognition of the social investments programmes of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

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