Just in: Nigerian teenage girls win Global Tech competition in Silicon Valley (photos)


Just in: Nigerian teenage girls win Global Tech competition in Silicon Valley (photos)

– Yemi Osinbajo has congratulated a team of young girls who represented Nigeria in the Global Tech competition in Silicon Valley

– The girls – Save-A-Soul team – developed a mobile application for tackling the problem of fake pharmaceutical products in Nigeria

– They won the 2018 Technovation World Pitch in California

The acting president of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo, on Friday, August 10, congratulated a team of teenage girls who represented Nigeria in the Global Tech competition in Silicon Valley.

Osinbajo congratulating the girls on their win said Nigeria and its citizens are very proud of the girls.

In a tweet through his official Twitter handle, the acting president said: “These young ladies in Junior Secondary School, developed a mobile application called ‘FD Detector’ to tackle the problems of fake pharmaceutical products in Nigeria.”

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Osinbajo said: “Yesterday, they won the 2018 Technovation World Pitch in California. Congratulations! We are very proud of you.”

Nigerian teenage girls win Global Tech competition in Silicon Valley (photos)

The girls won the 2018 Technovation World Pitch in California. Photo credit: Twitter, Yemi Osinbajo

The girls had defeated a team from the United States of America (USA), Spain, Turkey, Uzbekistan and China to win the 2018 Technovation world pitch junior division in San Francisco, USA.

The team, Save-A-Soul developed a mobile application, ‘FD Detector’ which could be used to tackle the problem of fake pharmaceutical products in the country.

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The team of young girls were selected from 2,000 mobile app developers to represent Africa at the world pitch.

Nigerian teenage girls win Global Tech competition in Silicon Valley (photos)

They developed a mobile application for tackling the problem of fake pharmaceutical products in Nigeria. Photo credit: Twitter, Yemi Osinbajo

Channels Television reports that the teenage girls from Anambra state plan to partner with the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) with the new app to meet up the challenge.

NAIJ.com gathered that the Technovation is a program that invites girls to identify a problem in their communities and then challenge them to solve them by developing apps.

According to Team Save-A-Soul, Nigeria has one of the largest markets for fake drug.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com earlier reported that Osinbajo had on Monday, July 9, visited the headquarters of Google in Silicon Valley during his working visit to the US.

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The acting president during his visit met the CEO of Google, Sundar Pichai, who welcomed the vice president and his entourage to the Googleplex.

The CEO of Google led a team of executives to a meeting with the vice president and other Nigerian officials.

Osinbajo who was also part of a series of investment forums in Silicon Valley interacting with key US technology firms promoting Nigeria tech firms, met and interacted with Nigerians working in Google headquarters.

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