By Zika Bobby

For his contributions to the cause of youths in the United Kingdom, the National Council of Youths of Nigeria, (NCYN), Europe Chapter has appointed Yemi Soile as NCYN UK Ambassador.

Soile who is the founder and Head Coordinator of Nigerian Students’ Union UK (NSUUK) and founder and Head of steering committee at Nigerian Youths in Diaspora Organisation is now saddled with the responsibility of overseeing all Nigerian youths’ activities in the UK, which includes Scotland, Wales, Northern Island and England.

He holds a Bachelors degree from the University of Greenwich UK, where he double majored in Politics and Business and a Masters degree in International Project Management from Anglia Ruskin University UK. He has risen to national and international prominence by empowering young people in the UK and across Africa through his mentoring, leadership programmes and inspirational speeches, to shake off mediocrity, turn their potentials into performance and live up to their greatness.

Through the Nigerian Students’ Union UK platform which he heads, in collaboration with Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Soile led the campaign to help 210 Stranded Nigerian Postgraduate students studying in the UK through the controversial Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Scholarship Scheme. The campaign was the catalyst that got the former President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari to take action and order the NDDC to pay the affected students over £4,000,000 owed to all the students.

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Under his leadership with dedication and hard work, the Nigerian Students’ Society won the best student-run club award, organised by the University of Greenwich. Before then, never in the history of the University had a society-based organisation won that award.

He also headed the campaign team that ensured a fellow Nigerian student became the first ever-black student in the history of the University, to be elected as Students’ Union President, by a record landslide victory.

He has been featured on Nigerian and international broadcasters, including Channels TV, TVC, Arise TV, NTA, AIT, BEN TV, BBC, ITV, SKY news, Channel 4, and LBC.

He is one of the project leaders at the Commonwealth Africa Initiative (CAFI), a Pan Commonwealth organisation with a mandate to promote the interest of the African bloc of the Commonwealth of Nations and foster more opportunities for Commonwealth Citizens from Africa. Yemi was also one of the Project Leads at the Nigerian Diaspora Direct Investment Summit (NDDIS).

Yemi is an advisory board of his alma mater’s (University of Greenwich) Black Asian minority ethnic group (BAME) network. The organisation helps develop a BAME welfare community, which aims to support BAME students in dealing with academic, social and professional concerns.