Professor Dora Akuyili, the Minister of Information and Communications, has advised  Uti Nwachukwu, the winner of Big Brother Africa All Stars Competition to invest his  $200,000.00 prize money in veritable ventures that will have multiplier effects on  the Nigerian economy.

Prof. Dora Akunyili.

This was contained in a press release congratulating Uti for his feat in the  continental reality show competition made available to PM NEWS this morning.

In the press release signed by Francis Agbo, Special Adviser on Media to the  minister, Akuyili also noted that “Uti’s success in the competition is a reflection  of can do spirit of Nigerians.

According to her, Uti “story is a product of resilience, friendliness, creativity and uncommon discipline he  displayed for the three months that the Reality Show lasted in South Africa.

She also said the BBA winner is a role model to  youths and thatb his victory will  open to door for other Nigerians to win such shows in the future.

“Throughout the show, Uti showed courage, empathy and warmth to housemates.

“The fact that he is the second Nigerian to win the BBA competition in two years  also demonstrates the can – do – it spirit of the Nigerian.

Uti’s well deserved victory could not have come at a more auspicious time than now  that the Federal Government and the 36 states of the Federation are working very  hard to reposition the image of Nigeria through the National Re-branding Campaign.

“It is my firm believe that Uti’s success story will further shore up the perception  of Nigeria as a country of innovative minds and brands as symbolised by him and  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 subsequent  Reality Shows.

“He has no doubt become a role model to young Nigerians and this  is no mean  responsibility.

“I therefore call on Uti to use his BBA crown to instil patriotism and positive  attitude in our youths and of course, always portray the country in good light  before the international community.

‘Finally, I call on Uti to invest the two hundred thousand dollars (being the grand  prize) on a veritable venture that will have a multiplier effects on the Nigerian  economy.

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