NLNG to hand over prize for entries in electric power innovations

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Nigeria LNG Limited, sponsors of the 2018 Nigeria Prize for Science entries tagged ‘Innovation in Electric Power’  is set to hand over the prize for entries in Electric Power Innovations.

The Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Manager NLNG, Mr. Andy Odeh said that the hand-over of the 2018 Nigeria Prize for Science entries is sponsored by NLNG  and it comes with a prize cash of $100, 000. Every year, the Advisory Board of the prize names a theme around which entries are submitted. The year’s theme is Innovation in Electric Power. The prize will be awarded to the best entry with ground-breaking solutions to our perennial power challenges.

He said ‘’NLNG believes that through science, we can find answers to problems that plague us as a third world country and help leaders with policy formulation that will ultimately lead to a better Nigeria, in line with our vision as a company.’’

The criteria as regards the hand-over of $100,000 to the winner(s) would be disclosed today. The judges are professors from different schools and advisory bodies who have read or strive in the areas of electricity, power, nuclear and solar energy.

The Award is meant for scientists who have distinguished themselves through their innovations in their submitted entries pertaining to electricity, power, nuclear and solar energy. It crosses across to the whole world but the solution has and must be adapted to Nigeria.

The Nigerian prize for science is an award that Nigerian LNG sponsors to bring out scientists and bring out innovation and see how the public and private sectors can push these innovations to become a reality. NLNG are now trying to push these scientists to do more in terms of research and innovating. “Every year we set a theme around what we want scientists to  innovate about and this year we thought that we have serious crises in power and energy sector which there is serious crisis in. There is need to diversify power in a way because Nigerians cannot be depending solely on gas as a means of generating power because that already had shown its deficiencies and shown that it is insufficient to provide our own energy need. This is why NLNG is looking at innovations on electric power, how we can divert sources from electric power in Nigeria.

This year, Andy said NLNG is going straight into the scientist community, where there are scientists who can bring us out from this darkness. That is why we are encouraging and handing over a price tag of $100,000, if anybody wins, such get the $100,000. he said.

In 2017, The Advisory Board of the Nigeria Prize for Literature announced The Heresiad by Ikeogu Oke as the winner of the 2017 edition of the prize after an intensive process of adjudication.  For the science prize, after seven years of no winner, three researches on Malaria clinched the award for 2017. They are:

  • “Improving Home and Community Management of Malaria: Providing the Evidence Base” by Ikeoluwapo Ajayi, Ayodele Jegede & Bidemi Yusuf
  • “Multifaceted Efforts at Malaria Control in Research: Management of Malaria of Various Grades and Mapping Artemisin in Resistance” by Olugbenga Mokuolu;
  • “Novel lipid microparticles for effective delivery of Artemether antimalarial drug using a locally-sourced Irvingia fat from nuts of Irvingia gabonensis var excelsa (ogbono)” by Chukwuma Agubata.

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