The newly crowned Miss Nigeria, Chioma Obiadi, has commenced work on the “Green-Girl” Project, a Miss Nigeria Initiative, preparatory to representing the country at the Miss Intercontinental pageant next year, the organizers have said.

The organizers of the pageant since 1957, Daily Times of Nigeria (DTN), made the disclosure in a statement by eth Communications on Friday in Lagos.

“The Green-Girl Project is a community development initiative aimed at empowering young women to become agents of a sustainable environment in Nigeria.

“With the Green-Girl Project, she will be engaging young people and girls in schools/communities across Nigeria,” the statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said.

NAN reports that Obiadi, who is Miss Anambra 2016 and a student of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, beat 36 other contestants to become the 40th Mis Nigeria in the keenly contested event at the Eko Convention Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, on Dec. 19.