- A Nigerian pharmacist, Adebayo Alonge, has been commended by the prime minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, for his invention
- Prime Minister Trudeau commended Alonge for developing a machine that detects fake and spoilt drugs
- Alonge made the country proud in 2019 by winning a competition that earned him €100,000
A Nigerian pharmacist identified as Adebayo Alonge has been commended by the prime minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, for developing a machine that detects fake and spoilt drugs.
Legit.ng recalls that Alonge emerged the best in a tech startup competition, winning a grand prize of €100,000.
Alonge, who is the CEO and co-founder of RxAll, beat 4,500 other contenders from 119 nations across the world in the 2019 Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge. The prize was awarded by BNP Paribas.
It was reported that Alonge’s story is a very inspiring one as he was a victim of fake drug, an incident that almost took his life.
He is the first African winner of the competition where 80 people made it to the final stage. He was awarded for his novel nanoscanner called RxScanner, a technology that instantly detects fake drug, making it the world’s first go-to tech for combating substandard drugs.
In other news, an Uganda immigrant identified as Salma Lakhani has become the first Muslim to be appointed lieutenant governor in Canada.
Trudeau on Tuesday, July 6, announced Lakhani as Alberta’s 19th lieutenant governor.
According to a biography on the government of Canada website, Lakhani’s family was expelled from Uganda in 1972.
After moving to Edmonton, Lakhani took on a mentorship role with young students who did not speak English as their first language.
In a statement by the government, Lakhani has also done work to advance women’s rights, healthcare, education and championed new immigrants.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the founding CEO of the Caroline Group, Caroline Esinam Adzogble, had been appointed ambassador for Millersville University in the United States.
As an ambassador, she will assist in boosting marketing and recruitment efforts to increase and diversify the multicultural numbers at the university.
Adzogble, 28, is a Ghanaian born inspirational and multi-award-winning educationist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.
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