The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has hailed Edo indigene, Engr. George Imafidon, who has been recognized by the United Kingdom’s Royal Academy of Engineering as the Young Engineer of the Year, receiving the Sir George Macfarlane Medal.
In a statement, the governor described Imafidon’s feat as extraordinary and an expression of the values of excellence, hard work and innovation, which are ingrained in Edo sons and daughters.
Imafidon is a Mechanical Engineering graduate of University College London (UCL). The award is given to UK engineers who have demonstrated excellence in the early stage of their career. The Royal Academy of Engineering selects five engineers for the prize annually, but only one overall winner gets the Sir George Macfarlane Medal. Imafidon is the overall winner for this year.
According to the governor, “I congratulate Engr. George Imafidon, an indigene of Edo State, who has been recognized by the United Kingdom’s Royal Academy of Engineering as the Young Engineer of the Year as he receives the Sir George Macfarlane Medal.
“Imafidon has shown once again to the world that Edos are hardworking, innovative and competitive. We are proud of his exploits and celebrate his genius. His feat in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) field validates our investment in grooming young talents in science and technology in Edo through the Edo Tech Park and the Edo Innovation Hub.”
The governor said Imafidon would serve as a role model to millions of Edo youths and teenagers who are considering careers in STEM, providing a strong example of what is possible if they strive for excellence.