Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie has taken to Twitter to celebrate Nigerian who was the overall best student in West Africa in the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) .
This came a day after the actor cautioned Nigerians against tweeting about celebrity fights, following the alleged burst up between popular musicians, Davido and Burna Boy at a night club in Ghana.
In the tweet on December, 30, Edochie advised Nigerians youths to instead, channel their tweets towards the campaign against child molestation.
“This is the time to tackle the menacing issue of child molestation in our country. This is what we all should be tweeting about not Davido & Burna boy fighting in Ghana. Na so una go take lead Nigeria if handed over to you?? Wake up, Nigerian youths,” he said, referring to the alleged molestation of an 11-year-old schoolboy at Deeper Life School.
Speaking further to his 561.6K followers on Thursday, Edochie urged Nigerians to celebrate the young Nigerian who came first in WAEC in the whole of West Africa.
This is the type we should celebrate. pic.twitter.com/dAUPmkQqgu
— Yul Edochie (@YulEdochie) December 31, 2020
The young Nigerian, Victory Yinka-Banjo of Princeton College, Surulere, Lagos aced all her WASSCE Papers (scoring A1 in all nine subjects, including Mathematics and English) in the WASSEC result released in December 2020.
Yinka-Banjo had sat for Cambridge IGCSE in November 2019 and bagged A stars in all her Cambridge IGCSE papers, amongst other achievements.
As such, Edochie urged his Nigerians to celebrate Yinka-Banjo with a car on her next birthday as well as a job, amongst others.
He also advised that the governor of her state should honour her with an apartment, urging brands to make her an ambassador just like reality TV tar were celebrated.
He tweeted, ” Let’s buy her a brand new car on her next birthday. She should have a job waiting for her. The Governor of her state should invite her, honour her & give her an appointment. She deserves to be an ambassador of various brands. Let’s encourage others to be like her.
Over time, the Nigerians have argued that the government and brands have been known to celebrate non-educational achievements with mouthwatering gifts with less attention given to those with educational achievements.
Recently the governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, named the winner of the Big Brother Naija season 5 reality TV show, Olamilekan Moshood Agbeleshe, aka Laycon a Youth Ambassador and Member of Ogun State Executive Council, and gifted him a three-bedroom bungalow and N5million.
Also, Governor Duoye Diri of Bayelsa State appointed former BBNaija housemate, Rebecca Nengi Hampson, as Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Bayelsa Girl Child Development.
Furthermore, Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State also publicly celebrated Dorathy Bachor and Neo Akpofure, both from the state, who were among the five finalists at the just concluded BBNaija reality TV Show.
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