Air Peace has congratulated five Anambra State students who emerged winners in the recent World Technovation Challenge held in the United States.
The girls are Promise Nnalue, Jessica Osita, Nwabuaku Ossai, Adaeze Onuigbo, and Vivian Okoye.
Consequently, the airline awarded them free return Owerri-Abuja tickets to facilitate their visit to the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday.
The five Anambra students from Regina Pacies Secondary School, Onitsha– represented Nigeria and Africa at the World Technovation Challenge in the Silicon Valley in San Francisco, United States and defeated Spain, USA, Turkey, Uzbekistan and China to lift the gold medal in the contest.
They were billed for a reception by the federal government at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday in company with Miracle Igboke, their mentor and chief executive officer of Edufun Technik STEM, Uchenna Onwuamaegbu Ugwu and principal, Rev. Fr Vincent Ezeaka.
The girls won the technology contest with the mobile application innovation, FD-Detector App they developed to assist in checking fake pharmaceutical products in Nigeria.
A statement signed by Air Peace spokesman, Mr. Chris Iwarah said the carrier was proud of the schoolgirls’ rare feat.
“We are very proud of the feat of these young girls from Nigeria. At Air Peace, we believe that given the right environment and encouragement Nigerians will excel in all their undertakings. These girls have proved beyond a doubt that Nigerians possess everything it takes to rank among the best in the world.
“This is the motivation for the huge investment Air Peace has continued to make in the training of young Nigerians in aviation engineering. We will continue to recognise, encourage and reward excellence,” he said.