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29-year-old Nigerian wins best outstanding award in South Africa



SOUTH AFRICA: TWENTY-NINE years old
 Nigerian engineer, Toyosi Craig, has been
 name the most outstanding student in
South Africa.
Craig bagged the honour at the Nigeria
Community Excellence Award held‎ ‎last
 Satuday at the Encore Theater Complex, Hatfield, Pretoria, South Africa.
The award was attended by officials of the Nigerian High Commission and Consulate, top government officials from Nigeria, members of Nigerian community in South Africa, top South African government officials and members of African Diaspora.
Craig, a PhD student in Engineering Management with a special focus on solar energy at the Stellenbosch University, South Africa, emerged the winner in the most outstanding student category from the three nominees that were chosen from the over 400 students who took part in the contest.The most outstanding student category of the award was introduced this year and was sponsored by Old Mutual South Africa, to honour the best performing Nigerian student in the country.
The Abeokuta, Ogun State born Craig, who just finished a project on development by innovation for Africa at Technical University of Munich, Germany, was chosen on his academic accomplishments and research
 innovations, particularly his area of research interest, which is innovation
management and systems analysis.
Craig, who said that he flew from
Germany to Pretoria to receive the award,
 thanked God, the award organizer, his family and social media network, Penpushing, where he is a member, for the genuine support and encouragement from the members.
Meanwhile, the Founder of Penpushing,
Prince Dimeji Kayode-Adedeji, has expressed delight on the award and
 congratulated Craig for making Nigeria
 proud.
“This noble platform, which you are a member, is proud of your feat in making your country, Nigeria, proud and bringing it to a global stage in a positive way and manner,” Kayode-Adedeji said in the congratulatory message.
“We wish to congratulate you on your award as the 2017 Most Outstanding Nigerian Student,” he said, adding: “No doubt, your sterling quality is a major factor which contributed to your emergence as the best among the 400 nominations.  This is remarkable, inspiring and encouraging.”

The Penpushing founder further said: “As we congratulate you, we also encourage
 you to further show commitment and exhibit competence in your field of choice in your profession and other endeavours.
“We pray that God will be your guide and
guardian.  Once again, accept our
congratulatory message, and we wish you more successes.”


Source : GATEWAYMILL

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