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A lecturer with the Niger Delta University (NDU), Dr. Kaywood Leizou, has won the 2018 World Chemical Sciences (Metal Speciation in Sediment) Championship.
The Bayelsa-born don beat 5,845 others from 89 countries whose nominations were screened for this year’s edition.
Consequently, the International Agency for Standards and Ratings (IASR) has recognised Leizou as one the world’s 500 most influential experts on earth in chemical sciences for the year.
Reacting yesterday to the feat, the Bayelsa government, through its Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, described the news as cheery to the state, tertiary institution, nation and the entire African continent.
In a statement, he noted that the new world champion had made Bayelsa proud and challenged other lecturers to go for similar laurels.
According to him, the academic deserves all the accolades for putting the state on the spotlight again.