The deputy chief of mission of the embassy of the state of Israel Mr. Yotam Kreiman has lauded key stakeholders who in their various capacity made the training of the beneficiaries of the I-FAIR2 initiatives a huge success.
Yotam made the statement while representing the ambassador of Israel in Nigeria Mr. Michael Freeman at the graduation ceremony of the participants of Innovation Fellowship for Aspiring Inventors and Researchers training 2 in Abuja.
While delivering his address, the deputy chief of Mission challenged the participants of the I-FAIR2 programme to take the knowledge they have acquired in the course of their training seriously and aspire to become mentors for next participants of the IFAIR-3 scheduled to take place next year.
The Innovation Fellowship for Aspiring Inventors and Researchers (i-FAIR) is a programme organised in partnership with the office of Nigeria’s Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo, the Embassy of the state of Israel in Nigeria, Skill G Nigeria Limited and other stakeholders.
In his address, Mr Edward Singhatey who represented the founder of Gregory University Uturu and one of the brains behind IFAIR, Mr. Gregory Ibe said “the essence of the gathering was as a result of creative thinking by critical stakeholders who saw the need to spur great minds to unimaginable achievements.
He said “Rome was not built in a day, and success takes time to manifest,” and challenged the beneficiaries of the programme to take cue from mentors and innovators and make a name for themselves.
He further lauded the embassy of Israel and Skill-G Nigeria Limited for their tireless efforts in contributing to the growth of young inventors in Nigeria.
Mr. Singhatey also lauded the past ambassador of Israel in Nigeria; Shimon Ben-shoshan whom he said, ‘worked selflessly to ensure that I-FAIR programme is a success’.
He said “in Islam, if a man plants a tree, the blessing would come back to him, adding that, “for everyone who has benefited from the I-FAIR progrmmes the rewards will come back to all who have contributed to the success of the programme.”
He also congratulated the participant for their abilities to convert ideas into inventions.
Also speaking, the owner of makelab, Israel Mr. Avi Ostfeld who stated that for “one to impact knowledge, one must have people who are willing to learn.” He appreciated the participants for their efforts in making themselves available to be trained.
Mr. Ostfeld, therefore, challenged them to build better and stronger self-confidence to be able to conquer their world.
A participant, Adejoke Lasisi, led others to appreciate the office of the vice president, the embassy of Israel in Nigeria, Skill-G Nigeria limited for the priceless opportunity given to them to turn their ideas into inventions.
High point of the event include presentation of certificate to all successful participants of the I-FAIR2 programme.