A student of Osogbo grammar school, Master Akintade Abdullahi has got a full scholarship to PHD level for emerging the overall best Young Nigerian Scientist of the year.
Akintade was awarded by president Muhammadu Buhari after winning the 1st position in the National Examinational of the 774 Young Nigerian Scientists Presidential Award, organised by the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology.
Mouthpiece NGR gathered that two other students that came 2nd and 3rd also received award from the president.
Osun state Governor, Mr Gboyega Oyetola who was a special guest at the event appreciated the effort of President Muhammadu Buhari for given Abdulahi the scholarship prize.
He personally congratulated the winner and his parents while fielding questions from journalists shortly after the presentation of the Presidential Awards to the young Abdullahi and two others on Monday at the Eagle Square, Abuja.
Oyetola lauded the President “for putting measures in place to build the capacity of the youth through education as a way of preparing them for their role as the leaders of tomorrow.”
He also commended the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology for instituting the 774 Young Nigerian Scientists Presidential Award to develop the interest of young Nigerians in the sciences through competitive examinations.
“For us in Osun, education is the bedrock and the driver of our Development Agenda. We are committed to providing adequate, qualitative, equitable and functional education for our children.”
“I am proud to say that there are many Akintades in our public schools waiting to emerge. We shall continue to expose them to opportunities and offer them same so that our aim of using education as the driver of sustainable development would be attained,” Oyetola added.