- Stranded Nigerians in the United States and Canada have been assisted to return back home
- The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has paid for a charter flight to bring them back home
- The traditional ruler says he didn't think twice when they approached him for assistance
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The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has given hope to stranded Nigerians by paying for a charter flight to bring them back home from the United States and Canada.
The monarch and others paid for the flight scheduled for July 25, The Nation reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the traditional ruler said the pandemic is a collective fight that requires support both at home and abroad.
The Ooni said: “I did not think twice when they approached me for assistance to facilitate a charter flight for them. Many have been without their families for four months or more.”
In other news, a young Nigerian inventor identified as Usman Dalhatu has finally been recognised by the federal government which has finalised plans to collaborate with him.
Recall that the young inventor built a portable E-vent automatic ventilator and road sweeping machine.
He posted pictures of two versions of road sweeping machines on his Twitter page. One is an old version and the other is the latest version of the machine.
The minister of state for science and technology, Mohammed Abdullahi, said he has directed the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure to collaborate with Dalhatu to improve on the invention to make it globally competitive for export.
On his official Twitter page, the minister also said he has directed that the relevant agency process the rights for Dalhatu to protect his intellectual property.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a heartwarming video emerged in which a shopkeeper could be seen giving shelter to a stray dog amid heavy rain.
In the video, the dog could be seen standing in front of the shop during a heavy downpour while the shopkeeper asked it to come in.
At first, the dog was doubtful but soon realised that the shopkeeper was trying to protect it from the rain.
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