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NLNG Prize for Science Hit 153 Entries as Scientists Profer Solutions for Climatic Change

Photo: L-R: Prof. Yusuf Abubakar, Prof. Barth Nnaji, Andy Odeh, and Nike Akande,

……..by Ben Ndubwa……
The Nigeria LNG Limited, NLNG’s General Manager for External Relations and Sustainable Development, Mr Andy Odeh has said that the Prize for Science which was instituted in the year 20004 is to ensure that scientific solutions are preferred to deal with the challenges in Nigeria and is open not only to Nigerians but for all scientists around the world.

Odeh pointed out that the NLNG’s Prize for Science, has become an international acclaimed Prize for scientists and has resulted to 153 entries this year, the highest so far since the competition began 17 years ago.

While handing over the entries to Prof. Barth Nnaji, Chairman of the Prize Advisory Board in Lagos on Thursday, Odeh said that this year’s Prize was designed to focus on climatic change which has become a global challenge. He pointed out that the theme for this year’s entries is “Innovations and Technologies for Reducing the Effect of Climate Change” He noted that there is an urgent need to find lasting solutions to tackling the challenges caused by climatic change as witnessed all around the world. One example being the recent floods in Dubai and also Nigeria

The event, which marks the commencement of the adjudication process for the winner, which will be announced in October, and the winner will go home with a cash prize of $100,000.

Receiving the entries on behalf of the other members of the Advisory Board, Prof. Nnaji expressed optimism that the decision of the judges will be based on merit and excellence.

Also commenting on the prize, Nike Akande, a member of the Advisory Board for the Prize noted that the NLNG through the prize has been saving lives.

In his remarks, Prof. Yusuf Abubakar commended the NLNG for its efforts at encouraging research and linking innovations with sponsors .

Last year, Prof Hippolite Amadi won the prize with his innovation in respiratory Technology for the new-borns with the intention of reducing child mortality in Nigeria and Africa al large.

The NLNG annually sponsors the Nigeria Prize for Science and the Prize for Literature and Literary Criticism.

It will be recalled that about three weeks ago, the NLNG received 163 entries for the 2024 Nigeria prize for literature in children’s literature cycle

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