- The US has honoured a young Nigerian man, Oluwayomi Zeblon, for motivating his peers to drive change in their societies
- Upon seeing that many were confused when Covid-19 pandemic broke, Oluwayomi organised a virtual class for his mates to equip them with required skills
- The US described him as a person who is attentive enough to identify people's weaknesses and help them accordingly
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The United States Mission to the African Union has recognized the effort of a Nigerian man, Oluwayomi Zeblon, for helping his peers during coronavirus pandemic.
A student at Lagos State University, the young man was able to organize a teaching session for his mates online in order to empower them to bring about change in their communities.
Briefly.co.za learned that according to the mission’s Facebook post, he was described as an inspiring leader who is passionate about making others achieve development by helping them overcome their weaknesses.
“The youth are enthusiastic about development. They just don’t all know how to go about it, how to get started.
“I noticed a lot of youth called to action during the pandemic were lacking the skills needed to implement their projects,” he said.
Oluwayomi believes that he could equip his peers with the required tools or motivation to make changes happen in their societies.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za earlier reported that the US also honoured another Nigerian, Angel Adelaja, who is doing something really great in the agricultural sector.
She is the owner of Fresh Direct Nigeria, a company that is very concerned with the production of food products.
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The wonderful thing about what she does is that she does a kind of farming that is known as hydroponics, a crop growing system that does not need soil.
Another thing is that though the farming does not use the kind of water the traditional type uses, it produces 15 times more than normal farming.
In other news, a team of some Nigerian youths under the aegis MayWed Innova started the local manufacturing of 10,000 face shields after they donated 100 of the material to the Lagos state government.
In speaking about the quality of the face shields, Aminat Ibrahim, one of the team members, said that their designs meet production standards based on the Centre for Disease Control requirements.
She said that the face shields are eco-friendly, reusable, and affordable, adding that they go along with the use of other PPEs.
The team said they could produce 500 of the protective material in a day and their target markets are not just health workers but all Nigerians during this time of combating coronavirus outbreak.
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