Professor Dora Akuyili, the Minister of Information and Communications, has advisedÂ Uti Nwachukwu, the winner of Big Brother Africa All Stars Competition to invest hisÂ $200,000.00 prize money in veritable ventures that will have multiplier effects onÂ the Nigerian economy.
This was contained in a press release congratulating Uti for his feat in theÂ continental reality show competition made available to PM NEWS this morning.
In the press release signed by Francis Agbo, Special Adviser on Media to theÂ minister, Akuyili also noted that â€œUtiâ€™s success in the competition is a reflectionÂ of can do spirit of Nigerians.
According to her, Uti â€œstory is a product of resilience, friendliness, creativity and uncommon discipline heÂ displayed for the three months that the Reality Show lasted in South Africa.
She also said the BBA winner is a role model toÂ youths and thatb his victory willÂ open to door for other Nigerians to win such shows in the future.
â€œThroughout the show, Uti showed courage, empathy and warmth to housemates.
â€œThe fact that he is the second Nigerian to win the BBA competition in two yearsÂ also demonstrates the can – do – it spirit of the Nigerian.
Utiâ€™s well deserved victory could not have come at a more auspicious time than nowÂ that the Federal Government and the 36 states of the Federation are working veryÂ hard to reposition the image of Nigeria through the National Re-branding Campaign.
â€œIt is my firm believe that Utiâ€™s success story will further shore up the perceptionÂ of Nigeria as a country of innovative minds and brands as symbolised by him andÂ Kelvin Pam, another Nigerian who had nicked the same crown in 2009.
I hope these feats will open the floodgate for more Nigerians to win in subsequentÂ Reality Shows.
â€œHe has no doubt become a role model to young Nigerians and thisÂ is no meanÂ responsibility.
â€œI therefore call on Uti to use his BBA crown to instil patriotism and positiveÂ attitude in our youths and of course, always portray the country in good lightÂ before the international community.
â€˜Finally, I call on Uti to invest the two hundred thousand dollars (being the grandÂ prize) on a veritable venture that will have a multiplier effects on the NigerianÂ economy.