Another Nigerian, Abideen Olasupo, has made the nation proud as he was selected as the only person from the country among the 12 global ambassadors for Youth Power Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) campaign initiative.
Legit.ng gathers that the initiative was organised by Restless Development, UK in partnership with Project Everyone and Action for Sustainable Development.
The focus of the scheme is to bring youth activists together so that they can galvanise support for the achievement of the SDGs.
Other people selected as ambassadors are from France, Kenya, Lebanon, UK, Ghana, among other nations.
Olasupo is an entrepreneur that has over 8 years of experience fighting for social change and has in his own way influenced some government policies. He is also the director of Brain Builders International.
He is also on the committee working with CIVICUS and Bill Melinda Gate Foundation to award $870,000 (N314,505,000) grant to startup chasing the SDG’s target.
A multiple award winner, among which is the 2017 and 2018 8th Most Influential Young Nigerian, he has been advocating for localizing SGDs across the African continent, especially in Nigeria.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a Nigerian lady on Twitter who goes by the name Amarachi Osuji narrated a moving story of how she dumped medicine for engineering.
Making the academic change did not come easily as she dithered for three years before she gathered the strength for the pivotal step.
The need to switch to engineering started after her first semester in Hungary. She pushed on for 5 semesters. By that time, the scholarship she was on was dealt a blow by government negligence.
After bouts with depression of “what-comes-after”, she called home and told them about wanting to leave medicine. Her family did not take it lightly as she got many calls from them trying to dissuade her.
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In other success news, Osatohanmwen Osemwengie, 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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