A Nigerian man based in the United Kingdom, George Imafidon has won the Young Engineer Award in the United Kingdom.
Imafidon made the disclosure on his Twitter page.
"I WON THE YOUNG ENGINEER OF THE YEAR AWARD!!! 🎉😭
To that little boy in Peckham and all the kids having to overcome countless barriers, please believe in yourself. Know that you’re worthy and capable of achieving your dreams. This award is yours ❤️🙏🏾" He wrote on Twitter
Also, other four young engineers were also honoured.
The four have been outstandingly successful in their respective fields at an early stage of their careers, each won a prestigious award and a £3,000 prize from the Royal Academy of Engineering.
All five are winners of the RAEng Engineers Trust Young Engineer of the Year competition, awarded by the Academy with support from the Worshipful Company of Engineers.
The overall winner, Extreme-E racing pioneer and social mobility advocate a UK based Nigerian, George Imafidon, received the Sir George Macfarlane Medal. Named after wartime radar pioneer Sir George Macfarlane, the award recognises the potential of engineers working in the UK who have demonstrated excellence in the early stage of their career (less than ten years since graduation from their first degree in engineering or equivalent qualification).
George Imafidon is a Performance Engineer working with Sir Lewis Hamilton HonFREng’s Team X44 electric racing team to design and run an Extreme-E race car. The motorsport team, founded in September 2020, aims to draw attention to environmental issues by racing in the world’s most remote locations affected by the climate crisis.