- Nigerian-British Abel Aboh is on the verge of claiming a huge milestone in the data science sector
- Abel recently emerged as the finalist in the ongoing British Data Awards after surviving stiff competition
- The Bank of England and the Nigerian government have both sent strong messages regarding the feat
Another Nigerian has brought glory to the country by reason of his recent feat in the world of data science.
Abel Aboh, a Nigerian-born British became a finalist in the 2021 edition of the prestigious British Data Awards.
The UK data and technology influencer will be competing in the Data Leader of the Year category along with five other personalities.
Reacting to the milestone recorded by Aboh, the Nigerian government through the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission gave him a congratulatory shout out.
Celebrating Aboh, the Bank of England in a social media post hailed the stride of their Data Science Lead. They also sent him a congratulatory message.
The British Data Awards is an annual UK award run by Predatech. It seeks to unravel data success stories and celebrate organizations that are passionate about data, irrespective of their size.
This year had over 148 entries. The winner in each of the categories will be announced on Tuesday, May 4, 2021.
In other Briefly News reports, John C Maxwell said: "The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure." This could not have been truer for entrepreneur Tonye Irims.
Today, Tonye is a successful businessman who owns a solar electricity company called WiSolar. However, his road to success was filled with obstacles. For Tonye, there is no such thing as failure, only mistakes; and the amazing thing about mistakes is that one can learn from them.
Make mistakes, it's part of the game
The Nigerian-born businessman relocated to South Africa at the age of 23 and tried to start his own company after working in various industries. In 2016, after several business failures, he decided to venture into clean technology.
Tonye saw an opportunity arise in the power industry, which led to the birth of WiSolar. Even though there is a power crisis in the country, Tonye and his team could not get their company up and running. He recalled doing only three installations a year, which understandably was not very profitable.
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