Six years later, another Nigerian innovator emerges a winner of Rolex award for Enterprise 2016.

A Nigerian innovator and software developer, Mr Oscar Ekponimo, a
computer science graduate of the University of Calabar, was today announced as
one of the winners of the highly coveted Rolex award for enterprise. In a
Facebook post, Oscar said
” Fought back the tears and emotions, as I was named
a Rolex Young Laureate and winner of the Rolex Awards for Enterprise 2016 with
4 other amazing people at Dolby Theatre Los Angeles.
Never give up on your dreams and
visions, they were already realities when you imagined them!
Giving glory and
praise to God Almighty!” 

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You would recall that the 2010 edition
of the Rolex award was also won by a Nigerian, Mr
Nnaemeka Ekegwuonu, for inventing 

a mobile radio network intended to boost the living
standards of millions of Nigerian rural farmers.

According to Rolex “To mark the 40th
anniversary of the programme this year, Rolex decided to present Awards to five
Laureates and five Young Laureates. Each winner will receive a Rolex
chronometer and funding for their project (Laureates receive 100,000 Swiss
francs, and Young Laureates, between 18–30 years old, 50,000 Swiss francs). They
will benefit from a worldwide publicity campaign”

With good news like this coming out of Nigeria, it is certain that with
focus, hardwork and dedication, we will get there. Please share and celebrate
our own. If we don’t, who will? 
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