The Silicon Valley-Nigeria Economic Development (SV-NED) says that the five Nigerian girls from Regina Pacies Secondary School, Onitsha, and the four boys from St. John Science and Technical College, Alor, both in Anambra, are worth a couple of billions.
After Jumia listed on the New York Stock Exchange, SV-NED Chief Temitope Ajayi said the Anambra girls and boys were littered all over Nigeria, adding the opportunity they need.
NAN reports that Nigeria and Africa were represented by the five girls at the Silicon Valley World Tech Challenge in San Francisco, where they won the Gold Medal in the competition.
The girls— including Promise Nnalue, Jessica Osita, Nwabuaku Ossai, Adaeze Onuigbo, and Vivian Okoye — defeated other technology giants including the U.S., Spain, Turkey, Uzbekistan, and China to win the gold medal.
With a mobile application called the FD-Detector, they won the Challenge, which they developed to help address the challenge of fake Pharmaceutical products in Nigeria.
Likewise, the boys–Meshac Ugwuisi, Anthony Chika-Umeora, Daniel Nwachukwu and Dominic Machi–clinched the bronze medal at a recent Tunisian International Engineering, Science and Technology Festival (IFEST).
The boys developed two devices called “Sub – Saharan Africa’s Adaptable Alternative Power Supply,” which is a single, fully packaged solar technology. The other device was a “Noiseless Inverter System,” produced by the boys all – locally.
Ajayi said it was necessary to bring the girls and boys back to Silicon Valley to develop their capacity so they could contribute to Nigeria’s technological advancement.
He further said, it was very fortunate and commended President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice – President Yemi Osinbajo’s initiative to empower young people through various programs.