3 Nigerians who won nuclear tech competition receive big tour in Russia

3 Nigerians who won nuclear tech competition receive big tour in Russia

- Three Nigerian youths, Egbe Joy, Derick Nwasor and Oghale Yome who emerged first prize winners at nuclear technology video competition have gotten their prize

- The competition which was organised by ROSATOM Central and tagged '5th Atoms Empowering Africa' promised to give them an all-expense-paid trip to Russia

- The company said that during their three-week trip, they were made familiar with the organisation

ROSATOM, a Russia’s state-run nuclear energy corporation, has said that it has given three Nigerian youths who won its nuclear competition a tour of its facilities.

The company, making this known in an official statement on Tuesday, January 14, said that this is part of its plan to raise the next generation of nuclear energy experts in Nigeria, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

The organisation also talked about their three-week stay allowed them to visit various parts, especially Tomsk Polytechnic University.

“At the A. I. Leypunsky Institute of Physics and Power Engineering in Obninsk, guests from Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, and Rwanda learnt about the main activities of the institute.

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“The institute’s specialists told the delegation about promising developments and achievements in the field of nuclear medicine, ecology, and energy projects,” the company said.

The organisation said that the initiative is targeted at young bright people who will take charge of Africa’s future.

Three Nigerian youths, Egbe Joy, Derick Nwasor and Oghale Yome have made their nation proud after emerging as first prize winners at a nuclear technology video competition organised by ROSATOM Central, among African countries.

The 2019 edition was tagged; 5th Atoms Empowering Africa and featured over 77 applications in which only 10 inputs qualified for the next stage. The 10 inputs then were submitted for votes from the public and of all, three teams emerged as top three, with the Nigerian team leading the pack, and the Kenya and Tanzania teams coming second and third.

It was gathered that the competition was established in 2015 and since its inception, a total of 36 winners have emerged and have had the opportunity of visiting various state-of-the-art Russian nuclear facilities and well-known Moscow landmarks, top nuclear universities and other scientific and technological facilities.

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This year, the winners, among many other things, will get the chance to visit Russia on an all-expense-paid trip to learn more about nuclear technologies.

Nigeria youths emerge winners of nuclear technology video competition

ROSATOM said winners of 2019 Atoms for Africa Youth Video Competition would travel to Russia on an all-expenses-paid trip in December. Photo: UGC.
Source: UGC

ROSATOM is one of the global technology leaders that brings together nuclear power and power engineering assets, as well as design and construction, NAN reports.

Meanwhile, Nigeria’s leading anti-corruption and social accountability initiative, Follow The Money, has emerged winner of the 2019 Council of Europe’s Democracy Innovation Award.

The award which recognises Follow The Money as one of the leading ground-breaking initiatives in the world, that are promoting democratic principles, was received by the initiative’s chief communications officer, Kevwe Oghide at the closing plenary of the Council of Europe’s World Forum for Democracy 2019, recently concluded in Strasbourg, France.

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