Name: Obidigbo Chikwado Valentine obidigbo.
Birthday: January 24, 1990
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics
Occupation: Lecturer at the Polytechnic Ibadan, Oyo State Nigeria
Please describe your vision of a world that works for everyone.
I envisioned a world that works for all in the sense that brothers should stop killing brothers and sisters should as well stop killing themselves, let them be love, peace, and joy in all the countries in the world. Our leaders should lead us well and stop corruption and embezzlement. If these basics aspects of love and peace and true leadership are carried out, our world would be a better place for us all.
What do you see as the most pressing problems facing the world today?
In our world today they are so many problems affecting us but I see war, child labor and health care as the most pressing problems affecting our world today. Firstly, child labor especially in the developing countries where parents send their children to hawk, being house help and some are forced into prostitution just to get money. Secondly, War recently in some part of the developing countries like Mali, South Sudan and Nigeria. Terrorism has been a call for concern as the masses are being killed like dogs. Finally, health care, Africa has the highest mortality rate due to poor health care. Hospitals are ill equipped, no medication and unqualified medical personnel to take care of patients.
How do you feel these problems could best be solved?
The problem can be solved as follows: First, the government should enact laws restricting parents from endangering their children lives in road hawking just in the name of lack of money, child labor can also be controlled when the government initiate free and compulsory education up to secondary level. Secondly, war, the United Nation Security Council has helped a lot when it comes to war by placing fine and ban to any nation that causes war. They also send troops to war zones to bring peace. There are some organizations that help to maintain peace like NATO (fighting against terrorism). Finally, health care problem can be solved if the government can make sure we have experience and qualified medical personnel coming out of our medical institutions so as to reduce unnecessary death. Hospitals should be well equipped and drugs available for the patients.
I am a twenty three years old male by name Obidigbo Chikwado Valentine. Tall, chocolate-skinned, black hair and have a gap between my front teeth cause by a minor accident. I was born in a small town in Bamenda metropolis in North West Province of Cameroon; I am the last child out of eight children, five girls and three boys. It took my parents five years after the birth of my immediate elder sister to give birth to me that is why I was named chikwado meaning God prepares in Igboland.
I started my primary education at the age of three years in catholic primary school Big Mankon Cameroon, and their education system for basic education runs for seven years as of then but now it is six years. Later I got admission into one of the prestigious secondary school in Cameroon called Sacred Heart College Mankon Cameroon where I served as the junior sport prefect in my form four a position I held for one year. I spend five years in the school after which I got my General Certificate of Education (G.C.E) passing all the papers (subjects) that is eleven subjects. After my ordinary level I was eager to go for high school in the same institution but my parents refused, and said I will be going to Nigeria to complete my education. December 2006, I left for Nigeria to continue with my tertiary education, after one year for searching for admission I later gained admission to study Statistics in Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Anambra State Nigeria. After four years of study I graduated with a first class honours in Statistics (Bsc).
When I was seven years old I used to tell my mother I wanted to be a medical doctor but I guess some dreams changes as we grow older and become more responsible.
Presently I dream of going into academics and becoming a professor in Statistics at an age of not more than thirty five years. I love helping the less privilege so I intern having a foundation that will help widows, give scholarships to students and provide adequate health care. There is this dream I have been having since my university days to be the central bank Governor of my country but some of my friends think I am just dreaming, but I know nothing on earth is impossible. I am among the pioneer beneficiaries of the MTN Nigeria Scholarship in Science and Technology it shows my love for figures and calculation. Apart from that I enjoy watching and playing football, listening to all genres of music and hanging out with friends. Robin Hood and Prison Break are my favourites movies; I hardly read books and it is a bad habit I am trying to flush out of my system. The one I have read is Gifted hands by Dr. Ben Carson.
Finally I am a simple, gentle and loving person whom many people want to be with but above all I fear God. I cannot finish this profile without mentioning the care and love I received from my parents and their efforts in making me what I am today, they are the best. Presently I am serving my nation that is NYSC (National Youth Service Corps) in The polytechnic Ibadan, Oyo state Nigeria as a lecturer.