Olusola Owonikoko: US recognises young Nigerian man

Olusola Owonikoko: US recognises young Nigerian man

- The US embassy in Nigeria has recognised Olusola Owonikoko for his thoughtful social work

- Olusola has been able to help those at the margin of the society to stand on their own

- Among those who have benefitted from his societal contributions are youths, girls, and women

The United States embassy in Nigeria has recognised a young Nigerian man, Olusola Owonikoko, for his great contribution to the country.

A social activist, Olusola is always focused on improving the lives of those who are vulnerable and financially underprivileged in society.

It should be noted that in 2018, his idea at maximizing the power of technology to help those living with disabilities caught world attention as he won that year’s Google Impact Challenge.

He is also an alumnus of the US Consulate’s Carrington Youth Fellowship and was a 2015 Mandela Washington Fellow.

Most of his works are driven at helping those at the margin throughout Africa, especially women, girls, and youths.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Joshua Usoro, popularly known as Jason, broke the Guinness World Records in the longest dance marathon relay.

He danced for 53 hours, 28 minutes and 47 seconds in Lagos on Saturday, April 6, 2019, to hold the record.

He had always dreamed of such achievement as a kid, adding that the story behind it has made him a better person in so many ways.

Jason explained how he had his first attempt in 2017 and due to some errors, he took the decision to stop.

He said: "To all the dreamers out there, you may fail, be mocked, looked down upon, it may be so hard but regardless of how you feel, keep pushing. Dreams do come TRUE!!!"

He expressed gratitude to all the people who helped him achieve success. "To the voiceless and everyone who has a dream, this is for you," he added.

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In other news, Osatohanmwen Osemwengi, a robotic genius who currently works with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, has been able to deploy drones to many parts of the world.

In 2008, he was quite a star at that year’s robotics championship. In his interview with the media, he said he with a team are working on a technology called Mars Curiosity Rover which is set to launch in 2020.

Though the Edo state indigene left the country in the early 80s, he has been maintaining a strong tie with his home country.

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