Stories of how Nigerians are excelling abroad have continued to rekindle the hope that the future is bright for the country. From the trio of Bola Olonisakin, Funkola Odeleye and Odunoluwa Longe, founders of DIYlaw.ng, to Ufot Ekong in Japan, the good news keep streaming in.
DIYlaw.ng, a legal technology firm, founded by the three Nigerian female young entrepreneurs recently emerged winner at a recent Innovation Justice Award for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Empowerment Innovation Challenge, East and West Africa. Ekong on the other hand, made the country proud in faraway Japan, when the Akwa Ibom State-born, in his first semester at Tokai University, Japan, solved a mathematical puzzle which students have failed to solve for more than 30 years. He also broke a 50-year old academic record by graduating as the ‘Best All Rounder’ with a first-class degree in Electrical Engineering. He also scored the highest grades the university had witnessed in 50 years.
Another Nigeria, this time an entrepreneur and digital marketing expert, Mr. Elo Umeh, recently achieved a similar feat when he graduated from IESE Business School as the Best Graduating student class of 2016 set.
The achievement, which has been described by the management of the school as the first of its kind in Africa, is already trending globally.
Also, the young Nigerian was also featured as one of the Poet and Quants “50 of the world’s most gifted EMBAs” Class Of 2016: The Best & Brightest EMBAs roster.
IESE Business School is the graduate business school of the University of Navarra. IESE offers Master of Business Administration, Executive MBA and Executive Education programmes that are consistently ranked among the top 10 in the world
Umeh serves as chief executive officer and managing director at Terragon Limited. He is an entrepreneur with a knack for mobile, digital innovation and creative solutions. He has gained valuable experience in the mobile telecommunications industry having worked in different countries in Africa – Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire.
He has consulted widely for various organisations in the telecommunications and banking sectors.