- Glory Oguegbu is a former NYSC member who has been honoured by the United States for making Nigeria proud
- The young lady was honoured for her commendable work in the area of lifting women out of poverty
- Glory built a cassava factory with the help of community leaders and created jobs for women
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A former member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Glory Oguegbu, has been honoured by the United States for lifting women out of poverty.
The United States embassy took to its official Facebook page to celebrate Glory, saying the young lady has continued to be a shining example since she embarked on the Mandela Washington Fellowship in 2016.
The embassy applauded Glory's contribution to reducing unemployment and creating a sustainable society.
Glory volunteered with the NYSC to empower women in Kwara state so as to lift them out of poverty.
She said: “It occurred to me that, if only we could process cassava, we could make money for these women. It could lead to real economic growth.”
The young lady built a cassava factory with the help of community leaders and created jobs for women.
Glory said: “I wanted more women to be employed. I wanted them to be able to take care of their children.”
In other news, Steven Udotong is a 16-year-old Nigerian who is on his way to becoming the first black student to build a nuclear energy fusor.
The teenager, who is a high school junior in Southern New Jersey, United States, hopes to inspire a cleaner and more environmentally-friendly future for all through his invention.
A fusor is a device that uses an electric field to heat ions to nuclear fusion conditions.
The machine induces a voltage between two metal cages, inside a vacuum.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a 23-year-old Nigerian writer identified as Innocent Chizaram Ilo won the 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for Africa region.
His short story titled When a Woman Renounces Motherhood won him the prize.
Ilo, who is the youngest writer to be awarded the African region prize since the establishment of the Commonwealth prize in 2012, will be receiving £2,500 (N1,220,237.50) and a publication with Granta.
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