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Ikpeazu gives 24-year-old power station inventor scholarship

Published by The Nation on Tue, 04 May 2021


By Sunny Nwankwo, UmuahiaAbia Governor Dr Okezie Ikpeazu has awarded a five-year full scholarship to Mr Solomon Ukoha, who constructed an electricity substation with crude oil and other locally sourced materials.The scholarship is for Ukoha to further his education in any tertiary institution of his choice.Ikpeazu, who announced this at his lodge in Aba while receiving the 24- year-old, who hails from Amaekpu in Ohafia LGA, expressed joy over the technical ingenuity of the young inventor.He said Abia has youths who can compete favourably with their international counterparts in technical education if given the opportunity.READ ALSO:Abia in a better position to deal with economic crisis, says IkpeazuThe Governor lamented power supply has been a major problem, which has impacted negatively on economic growth and industrialisation especially in the shoes, leather and garments sub-sectors for which Aba is well known.The Governor encouraged Ukoha to train some other youths and impart some knowledge to them for the greater benefit of society.Showcasing his innovation to the Governor, Ukoha, who said he has completed his secondary school without further study due to financial challenges, revealed he got inspiration from God.He appealed to the Governor to assist him further his education, a step he said would help him greatly in fulfilling his ambition.
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