The Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate in the 2023 election, Peter Obi has celebrated the achievement of a young Nigerian programmer, Joshua Agboola.
The 13-year-old Agboola recently emerged as the youngest Certified Amazon Web Services (AWS) Developer Associate in Africa.
Taking to his verified Twitter page on Wednesday, Obi in a personally signed statement praised the achievement of the young Nigerian, urging him to remain focused while building a great future for himself.
The former Anambra State Governor added that the teenager’s achievement is a reminder of the enormous potential in Nigerians and called on the leaders of the country to inspire hope in the minds of the younger generation.
He added that such feats would divert efforts away from criminality and ensure talents are positively channeled and developed.
According to Obi, “The story of a 13-year-old Nigerian programmer, Joshua Agboola, who just emerged as the youngest Certified Amazon Web Services (AWS) Developer Associate in Africa, should gladden the hearts of most patriotic Nigerians.
“This achievement reminds us of the immeasurable roles that education plays in the life of every child. His success story should also inspire our youths to strive hard to develop their skills and seek to always become better in their fields through continuous learning and improvement.
“There is far more honour in the success achieved by utilizing talents positively. If leadership inspires hope through competence and transparency with productivity as key goals, our leaders of tomorrow will be directed towards making positive use of their talents instead of diverting efforts to criminality. Moreover, the recent strides of our youths in the areas of Information Technology indicate that we as a people are ready to partake in the benefits of modern technology.
“Dear Joshua, I celebrate you today for your outstanding achievement. You have made a name for yourself and our nation. I urge you to remain focused on building a great future for yourself and a better society for all. -PO”