4 Great Minds From Nigeria Making Us All Proud

4 Great Minds From Nigeria Making Us All Proud [MUST READ]

By Opinions | The Trent on August 27, 2019
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A Nigerian fan waves a scarf as he celebrates after the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifying football match between Nigeria and Zambia in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, on October 7, 2017. | AFP/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

I am from that geographical location we call “Nigeria”, I am not among the few that give this beautiful country dark names and bad reputation, but I want to remind you that I belong to Zion.

I met Nigerians across the world doing excellent things in their professions. The list is endless my friend’s daughter got scholarships to 5 Ivy league universities, she moved to Connecticut at age 14.

Populous, PPT, the world’s 51st largest cryptocurrency out of around 2,000 is owned by British-Nigerian twins, Sam and Steve Nico Williams. They invented the online currency from their Mum’s council flat. Today it is worth $129.4 million.

Sam and Steve Nico Williams

Jessica O. Matthews a Nigerian born in the United States, attended a wedding in Nigeria recently, suddenly the light went off, the entire party was thrown into darkness, she never lived in Nigeria and hadn’t seen NEPA power outage before, it was strange for her, instead of throwing tirades of harsh words, she went back to the US and invented a ball that generates electricity when you play it. The ball is called “Soccket soccer ball ” it can generate three hours of LED light after 30 minutes of play. She is partnering with an international NGO to provide light for some rural communities in Nigeria.

Jessica O. Matthews

Two years ago Dr Samuel Achilefu, Nigerian professor invented a set of high-tech infrared goggles which enables surgeons to see cancer cells. This is breakthrough in medical science.

Samuel Achilefu

We are not all internet scammers and credit card fraudsters. We have over 180 million people scattered all over the world. 88 misdirected and fraudulent people can’t obliterate the good in our land.

#SayNoToCrime #ProudlyNigerian #WeAreGoodPeople
Port Harcourt Wakawaka

Kester Osahenye, is a senior manager trade communication with MTN Nigeria.

The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the writer.

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