- A young Nigerian, Ugenyi Igbokwe's video tagged “sustainable development goals” has won him an award in the Atoms Empowering Africa youth video competition
- The video was adjudged as 'special' by an independent jury who cast their votes to determine the winners
- The award ceremony will take place on Tuesday, October 16, in Johannesburg, South Africa
A young Nigerian, Ugenyi Igbokwe, has made Nigeria proud in the Atoms Empowering Africa youth video competition.
Ugenyi's video tagged “sustainable development goals” was adjudged as 'special' by the jury of the competition.
Legit.ng gathered that the award ceremony to honour Ugenyi and other young Africans with outstanding videos submitted for the competition will take place in Johannesburg on Tuesday, October 16. Winners will also travel to Russia on all expenses paid trip in late November 2018.
The competition was open to the public and an independent jury who cast their votes to determine the winners.
The independent jury awarded their special decision to Ugenyi, “due to exceptional effort and great attention to technical detail shown in the video,” a statement from the organisers of the competition noted.
Other teams from South Africa and Tanzania received the highest number of votes from both the jury and the public.
The winning teams will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Russia in late November 2018, while contestants of the top seven shortlisted videos will all receive power banks and diplomas to thank them for their exceptional work and valiant efforts.
The highest number of votes were received by three teams: two South African teams and one Tanzanian team. The top-three videos were determined based on number of comments left by Facebook users.
During the ceremony there will be screening of winners’ videos and a lecture about benefits of nuclear energy. The organizers will include the winners from outside South Africa into the ceremony via video link.
Speaking on the competition, Dmitry Shornikov, CEO of Rosatom Central and Southern Africa, the organisers of the awards, said: “We at Rosatom view education and youth development as a priority. “Atom Empowering Africa” video competition is running for the 4th year already. It is aimed at encouraging students to do their own research into various nuclear applications for peaceful use.
“We are happy to support youth empowerment through this competition and hope it allows more young people from Sub-Saharan African to research how atomic technologies can benefit all Africans.”
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Meanwhile, the Nigerian Young Professionals Forum (NYPF) and Connected Development (CODE) have called for probe due to alleged violation of local content laws by some going concerns.
In a joint statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday, September 25, both demanded that the federal government commences a holistic investigation into the allegation.
The statement was signed by the leaders of the groups; Moses Siloko Siasia, chairman of NYPF, and Hamzat Lawal, chief executive of CODE.
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