5 Nigerians make 2019 Archbishop Tutu Leadership Programme

5 Nigerians make 2019 Archbishop Tutu Leadership Programme

Five Nigerian youths have made Nigeria proud by being selected alongside other Africans for the 2019 Archbishop Tutu Leadership Programme.

Out of nearly 250 nominees of outstanding quality from different African countries, 23 of them were selected to take part in the programme.

The selected candidates, who are between 25 and 39 years, represent 12 different African countries. The candidates demonstrate the incredible wealth and breadth of leadership talent that exists in Africa’s youth.

Legit.ng gathers that TutuFellow took to its Twitter page on Tuesday, April 16, to make the disclosure.

5 Nigerian youths make 2019 Archbishop Tutu Leadership Programme

Debisi Araba
Source: UGC

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The Nigerians selected for the programme are Debisi Araba, Nneka Eze, Samson Itodo, Uzoma Nwagba and Akintunde Oyebode.

5 Nigerian youths make 2019 Archbishop Tutu Leadership Programme

Nneka Eze
Source: UGC

5 Nigerian youths make 2019 Archbishop Tutu Leadership Programme

Samson Itodo
Source: UGC

See tweet below:

5 Nigerian youths make 2019 Archbishop Tutu Leadership Programme

Uzoma Nwagba
Source: UGC

5 Nigerian youths make 2019 Archbishop Tutu Leadership Programme

Akin Oyebode
Source: UGC

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a Nigerian man identified as Adebayo Alonge made the country proud by winning the 2019 BNP Paribas Group Deep Tech Prize for inventing handheld nanoscanners that can detect fake drugs.

The award, under the umbrella of Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge, is a renowned global startup competition designed specifically to address the needs of deeptech entrepreneurs across several different industries and technologies.

The Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge gives scientists and deeptech entrepreneurs from across the world a platform for their research and projects, providing equity-free prize money as well as other funding opportunities, global visibility and connections with key players in the deeptech innovation network.

Alonge who was emotional while receiving the award, said: "Thank you so much. It's been a long journey personally for me, from the 15 years when I was surviving from a fake drug to standing today in front of you here and letting you to be in my dream and the dream of my co-founders to make sure that most of people are safe from fake medicines."

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He tweeted: "Really emotional victory for me in particular and my team. The love and support for me and my team at RxAll Inc. from all of the innovators at @hellotomorrow was really touching. I appreciate @BNPParibas for supporting deapTech #htsummit #safedrugsworld #Rxscanner."

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