11-year-old boy, Joshua Fred, wins Lagos government award for coding a calculator

An 11-year-old boy, Joshua Fred, has won the Lagos state government’s boy child initiative prize for coding a calculator.

Claudina Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, the first lady of Lagos State, initiated the “boy child initiative” to persuade parents to teach their male offspring how to be contributing members of society.

Joshua Fred, an 11-year-old kid, received a cash reward of N450,000 from the First Lady of Lagos State for winning the junior boy category of the award.

His excited mother, Ngozi Emereole Fred who shared the news on Facebook, wrote;

“Congratulations to my boy Josh. Champion Junior category of First lady of Lagos state talent hunt. No be everyday we get opportunity to go to state House. I remember how this journey started. Thank God today, your passion has made you a champion.

So proud of you my boy. Congratulations JoJo kiddies smile school satellite town Lagos where the foundation was laid and nurtured. congratulations Mater dei height college for building on this foundation.

Thanks to his uncle Ikenna my brother, Mr Malik and Mr Bassey for all your support throughout this journey. This is one of those once in a life time opportunities”