Friday, 14 September 2012

Obama honours two Nigerians

 The House of Representatives has on has applauded the achievements of two Nigerians who bagged US presidential recognition for their outstanding performance.

Chairman of the  House of  Committee In on 
Diaspora,  Dabiri-Erewa, in a congratulatory letter to the duo, expressed delight that the nation was proud of them.

The two US-based Nigerians employed by the American government are Abel Alagbe, a University of Ibadan graduate who works at the US Department of Agriculture and Mrs Temilola Fatoyinbo-Agueh of the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA.

Dabiri-Erewa said the achievements and honour done to the Nigerians confirmed her believe that Nigerians are great people.

She urged other Nigerians in the Diaspora to emulate the feat performed by the duo in their respective field of human endeavours.

The lawmaker stressed the need to celebrate Nigerians who were portraying the good image of the country through their various landmark achievements.

The duo is being honoured with different US presidential awards.

While Alagbe is receiving the US Presidential Volunteer Service Awards and Call to Service Award, Fatoyinbo-Agueh was honoured as one of the top US early scientist recognised by White House this year.

Another Nigerian student, Jekwu Anyaebuna, a graduate of University of Ilorin, also won the Commonwealth African region Arts prize earlier this year

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