The Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has commended a set of junior secondary school students who recently developed a mobile application that can be used to detect counterfeit products emanating from pharmacies.
The teen students were said to have been trained by a Nigerian South East, identified as Onwuamaegbu Ugwu who is the founder of Edufun Technik Stem Center.
NIGERIA NEWS gathered that the application made it to the top in the 2019 Technovation World Pitch award in California and the students emerged the winner.
The application according to information is designed basically to ensure that fake drugs are detected in order to make Nigeria a fake drug free country.
The application is tagged ‘FD Detector’ as revealed by the information available to NIGERIA NEWS.
The Ag. President via his official twitter handle lauded the effort of Ugwu’s company to have trained the students as he also appraised the teenagers for a job well done.
In a follow-up tweet by Osinbajo, he revealed that soonest Nigerians would start making huge money from technical innovations.
Commending the students, the Ag President said: “These young ladies in Junior Secondary School, developed a mobile application called ‘FD Detector’ to tackle the problems of fake pharmaceutical products in Nigeria.”
“Yesterday, they won the 2019 Technovation World Pitch in California.” “Congratulations! We are very proud of you.”
See Tweet below as culled out from the official Twitter handle of Professor Osinbajo:
These young ladies in Junior Secondary School, developed a mobile application called ‘FD Detector’ to tackle the problems of fake pharmaceutical products in Nigeria.
Yesterday, they won the 2019 Technovation World Pitch in California.
Congratulations! We are very proud of you. pic.twitter.com/SFFVvP88JB
— Prof Yemi Osinbajo (@ProfOsinbajo) August 10, 2019