Ogoja Female Teenager, Emmanuelle Ilok, Who Co-Developed Anti-Kidnapping App, Emerges Finalist Of $960k Global Tech Prize

Emmanuelle and her co-developer, Chioma Abone, emerged finalists of the 2021 Young Tycoon Business Challenge after presenting a business idea for an app that could tackle kidnapping and abduction in schools.

The girls, both students of Greensprings School in Lagos, said their product will use wearable technology to address the disturbing cases of abduction in Nigeria, especially those involving school children.

While presenting their idea to the Young Tycoon Business panelists, the students explained that their solution is twofold; an app called Airguard app and a supporting wearable that will help alert family and friends if they are in danger.

The girls said they were inspired by the insecurity in the country because as students, they are not happy with the news of the constant abduction of fellow students.