Atiku , Ndoma-Egba hail Ohuabunwa’s academic feat

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has said that Nigeria’s drive for socio-economic development will be better served by huge investment education.

The former Vice President made this assertion while commending the academic of a Nigerian, Mr. Emmanuel Ohuabunwa, who broke grounds at the Johns Hopkins University, USA.

Mr. Ohuabunwa, a Neuroscience graduate of Johns Hopkins University emerged as the first Black man to attain a grade point average of 3.98 out of a 4 point scale, a feat which has already earned a scholarship to study Medicine at the prestigious Yale University.

Atiku, a statement signed by his media office , noted that reading through the story of Ohuabunwa’s academic The Punch of Tuesday, June 26, was “a very cheering experience.”

According to , “the story of Ohuabunwa a clear testimony that Nigeria will, day, unlock its full potential as a great where every young man and woman will engage a healthy competition for scientific and technological innovations.”

The former vice president noted that our current notwithstanding, Nigeria must take the lead in the race to move Africa away from and despair and transform the continent into an intellectual powerhouse.

He therefore called on government at all levels to be serious with their commitment to investment in education, saying: “no amount of money spent on education ever too much.”

“We need young men and women like Mr. Ohuabunwa (and I know that many of them abound) for Nigeria to rise above current . Our youths must take up the challenge of re-writing the story of Nigeria, and important the youths get the necessary encouragement and tools from government through adequate investment in education,” Atiku said.

Also today,the Leader of the Senate, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba (SAN), congratulated a Nigerian, Mr. Emmanuel Ohuabunwa, for exhibiting academic in the Johns Hopkins University in the United States of America.

According to Senator Ndoma-Egba, “Nigeria is very proud of the achievement of this young man, and his story should stimulate other young Nigerians to reach for excellence in their field of endeavours.”
Ndoma Egba recalled that Mr. Ohuabunwa, a 22-year old Nigerian emerged as the first Black student to attain a 3.98 grade point out of the obtainable 4.0 grade point, thus winning an induction into Phi Beta Kappa , a prestigious honour that features membership of 17 US Presidents, 37 US Supreme Court Justices, and 136Nobel Prize winners.

Ohuabunwa is also expected to proceed on scholarship, to the prestigious Yale University to study medicine.
A statement from the Office of the Leader of the Senate, however, said that a time has come when Nigeria must invest heavily in education in to overcome the problem of intellectual brain drain in the country.

He said, “The story of Mr. Ohuabunwa has further reinforced the need for us to revive our education sector and harness the inherent potentials of our youths.

“I therefore wish to express my congratulations to Mr. Ohuabunwa and also encourage other young Nigerians to take after .”



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