The Chief Operating Officer of a Nigerian start-up, Salubata Technologies, Yewande Adebowale, has advised the youth to desist from cybercrime as there is no gain from it. Instead, she enjoined them to embrace innovation and be problem solvers.

"There are so many things to do in the green economy, I advise young people to be problem solvers and shun technology-based crimes as there is no gain in them".

She stated this on June 21, 2022 moments after her company emerged as one of the top four winners of Kigali Startup Festival 2022 at the Commonwealth Youth Forum (CYF) held in Kigali, Rwanda.

The CYF is one of the series of events leading up to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting scheduled to hold on 24th of June, 2022.

According to the organisers, there were four categories of awards namely; green innovation, inter-trade, agricultural innovation and digital geeks. Salabatu Technologies emerged winner of the green innovation category from over 400 entries, and got a start-up fund of $10,000 (Ten Thousand United States Dollars).

29-year-old Adebowale explained that her team specializes in recycling plastics by transforming them into customized shoes.



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22 June, 2022