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Tinubu Lauds Prof. Hippolite Amadi For Winning Nigeria Prize For Science



President Bola Tinubu has joined Nigerians, academia, and the scientific community in congratulating Professor Hippolite Amadi for being awarded the 2023 edition of The Nigeria Prize for Science.

DAILY POST recalls that the Advisory Board of The Nigeria Prize for Science on Thursday announced Prof Amadi’s novel scientific work on respiratory technologies for preserving the lives of newborn babies as the winner of the 2023 edition of the prize.

His winning invention comprises a non-invasive neonatal ventilator, an oxygen delivery blender system, and an oxygen splitter system, all powered by solar energy.

Professor Amadi, a distinguished Professor of Medical Technology at Imo State University and a visiting Professor of Medical Engineering and Technology at Imperial College London, was honoured for his groundbreaking respiratory technologies for newborns.

Commending this innovative healthcare solution, President Tinubu expressed delight that the Nigerian scientist’s innovation has already reduced neonatal care costs significantly and saved lives in verified hospitals that have adopted the use of the solar-powered neonatal ventilator.

The President commended Professor Amadi for leveraging his extensive background in medical engineering and technology, with a special focus on affordable medical systems, for the betterment, progress, and benefit of Nigerians and humanity in general.

The President also extended his gratitude to Nigeria LNG Limited for awarding Prof Amadi the $100,000 prize for pioneering the neonatal care innovation.

He stressed that this gesture aligns with the Nigerian government’s commitment to collaborate with the private sector and academia to achieve more success in critical sectors of Nigeria’s economy, including healthcare, education, technology, and innovation.

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