FG hails Nigerian team to global robotics competition in Dallas

Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, has commended the team representing Nigeria at the global robotics competition in Dallas, Texas, the United States (U.S.) later this month. He spoke when the team paid him a courtesy call on Friday.

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Federal Ministry of Information and National Orientation, Suleiman Haruna, made this known in a statement made available to newsmen at the weekend in Abuja.

He said the Minister was delighted to receive the team members aged 15 and below and students of Glisten Academy, Abuja.

They were accompanied by their coaches.
The Minister noted that the government is willing to promote Nigerians who make the country proud.
“By carrying the Nigerian flag, you are representing Nigeria. We urge you to make your mark in that competition and make Nigeria proud.”
The minister said he was comforted by the children’s ingenuity, comportment, and confidence and was awed by their inventions.
He said the effort of the children is worthy of emulation “as it indicates that when you put in your best, you can excel and be the embodiment of excellence in our country”.
He promised to support the team in enjoying a visible outing.

Earlier, the leader of the delegation, Abubakar Mohammed, commended the Minister for the excellent work he is doing to promote Nigeria. He said Nigerians need to know that they are being represented at this competition. He said the children’s commitment indicates the country’s future will be great

The Executive Director of Glisten Academy, Abba Said, said the competition will attract 650 teams from 65 countries. Even though Nigeria is not attending for the first time, with improved robots, the country will surely bring laurels home this year.
The 11 children representing Nigeria are competing in three categories.
The team demonstrated the performance of the robots before the minister..

Author: Maureen Ikpeama

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