COLONEL Sikiru Mohammed of the Nigerian Army Corps of Electrical & Mechanical Engineers has emerged as the winner of the British Council Study UK Alumni Awards 2022 for the science and sustainability category in Nigeria.
At the prestigious exclusive award event, held at Eko Hotels, last Saturday, the achievements of all finalists were celebrated with high profile guests invited by the British Council. Unique in nature, the Study UK Alumni Awards find and celebrate the UK’s outstanding alumni and the impact that they are having on their professions, communities and countries around the world.
At the event, Col Mohammed expressed appreciation to the British Council for finding him worthy of the award, which he said he considers as a challenging call to do more. he also added that he appreciated the University of Leeds which he attended in the UK for supporting the award.
Col Mohammed expressed gratitude to the chief of defence staff and the chief of army staff for providing training opportunities to members of the armed forces. He also thanked the commandant of the Nigerian Defence Academy, Major General I M Yusuf, and the director-general of the Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria, Major General HG Tafida, for their professional support.
Back in September 2001, Col Mohammed graduated from the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Nigerian Defence Academy. He holds a PhD. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Leeds, UK, where his research was voted as the best in the Faculty of Engineering in the Year 2017.