A student of Osogbo Grammar School, Akintade Abdullah has emerged the overall best Nigerian Youngest Scientist in the just concluded National Examination of the 774 Young Nigerian Scientists Presidential Award.
President Muhammadu Buhari awarded Master Akintade Abdullahi a full scholarship up to PhD level for emerging the overall best Young Nigerian Scientist of the Year.
Abdullahi, who is an indigene of Ilobu in Irepodun Local Government but resides in Osogbo, the Osun State capital with his parents, achieved the feat having won the 1st position in the National Examination of the 774 Young Nigerian Scientists Presidential Award, organised by the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology.
Osun State Governor, Alh Oyetola personally congratulated the winner and his parents, expressed his appreciation to President Buhari 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. The Governor was Guest of honour at the event.
He lauded President Buhari “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.”
Oyetola 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.