Bernice Abeku is a graduate of Geology and Mining from the prestigious University of Jos, Nigeria and an ardent believer in the ability of solid-mineral mining to revive the Nigerian economy and bring lasting solutions to many ills plaguing our society. As a Youth Ambassador of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), she teams up with other young Nigerians to execute projects that raise awareness on mining, earth conservation, natural resources and renewable energy sources. She is a member of the Nigerian Mining & Geosciences Society (NMGS) as well as the Women in Mining Nigeria (WIMIN). Bernice Abeku is an alumna of the Kashim Ibrahim fellowship and also a team member of the non-profit ‘Project Burning Issues’, a group whose core mandate is to raise awareness of pressing issues in our immediate environment, emphasizing the role of youths in tackling them. She worked in the Mines and Steel/ Energy units of the Bureau of Public Enterprises and the Kaduna State Government, as a Special Assistant to the Executive Governor in various MDAs including the Kaduna Mining Development Company and the Kaduna State Internal Revenue Service. She currently works as the Technical Assistant to the Executive Chairman of the Kaduna State Internal Revenue Service. Bernice enjoys listening to good music, watching movies and meeting new people.