Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has awarded 5 years full scholarship to Mr Solomon Ukoha who constructed an electrical energy substation with crude oil and different domestically sourced supplies.
Governor Ikpeazu made this recognized on Monday at his lodge in Aba whereas receiving the 24 years previous Solomon, a local of Amaekpu in Ohafia Native Authorities Space of the state.
Based on Ikpeazu, the scholarship is for him to additional his schooling in any tertiary establishment of his selection.
The governor expressed pleasure over the technical ingenuity exhibited by the younger innovator noting that Abia has youths who can compete favourably with their worldwide counterparts in technical schooling if given the chance.
The governor defined that energy provide has been a serious downside going through the nation and as such has impacted negatively on financial development and industrialization particularly within the shoe, leather-based and clothes sub-sectors for which Aba is well-known.
The governor inspired Solomon to coach another youths and impart some data to them for the larger good thing about society.
He nonetheless inspired him to construct a extra presentable prototype of the substation to allow it to compete in exterior exhibitions revealing that the scholarship covers his tuition charge and lodging instantly after he will get admission.
Showcasing his innovation to the governor, Mr Solomon Ukoha who mentioned he has accomplished his secondary faculty schooling with none hope of going to the college resulting from monetary challenges revealed that he acquired the inspiration from God.
He appealed to the state governor to help him additional his schooling, a step he mentioned would assist him tremendously in fulfilling his ambition and expressed his readiness to show different youths as suggested by the governor.
Mr Solomon Ukoha whose video went viral on social media final week, examined the trial substation earlier than the Governor.