President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, honoured Master Izuchukwu Godswill Edeani, an Enugu State student, who won this year’s edition of “The 774 Young Nigerian Scientists Presidential Award” (774 – YONSPA), in Abuja, on Sunday.
The prestigious national scientists presidential award was presented to Master Edeani by the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on behalf of President Buhari, at the popular Eagle Square, Abuja.
The historic event was witnessed by the Senate Committee Chairman on Science and Technology, Senator Uche Ekwunife, the Minister of Science and Technology, Hon. Ogbonaya Onu and the Enugu State Commissioner for Science and Technology, Sir. Obi Kama, who represented Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, among others.
Master Edeani, an indigene of Nara in Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State, is a sixteen-yr old student of Air force Comprehensive School, Agbani, Nkanu West LGA.
He gained the first position at the “National Final Science Competitive Examination of the 774 – YONSPA”, held in the Headquarters of the Federal Ministry of Science And Technology, Abuja, on March 14, 2021.
The Enugu State Government had congratulated the winner for making the nation proud.
The Enugu State Science and Technology Commissioner, Kama, had disclosed that Master Edeani turned into subsidized to the country wide opposition by the administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, after he emerged winner within the exercise organized through the kingdom authorities.
The Commissioner cited that the accomplishment changed into one of the fallouts of Gov. Ugwuanyi management’s transformational time table and large investments in the training quarter, in particular in technological know-how and generation.
The Commissioner had also disclosed that Master Edeani could be honoured with a Presidential Financial Award of N1million and also a Presidential Academic Award/scholarship to PhD degree in any Nigerian University, which came about, on Monday.
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