Nigerian Breaks 102-year-old Record In Britain, Receives Queen of England Honour

The young man identified as Joel Ele-Ojo Adams has recently bagged a promotion in the British Air Force

On Thursday, February 11, 2021, Adams was honoured by the Queen of England Her Majesty Elizabeth in recognition of his accomplishments in the field.

By this, Adams became the first Nigerian and non-British to be commissioned as a Flying Officer in the British Air Force, breaking a 102-year-old jinx. 

Adams obtained a bachelor degree in (First Class Honors) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. He was the valedictorian of his graduation class at the Niger Delta University, Bayelsa State. He is also a recipient of the prestigious Presidential Scholarship for Innovation and Development (PRESSID).

After completing a master’s degree in Control Systems at the famous Imperial College London, Adams went further to obtain his PhD in Industrial Systems and Manufacturing Engineering from the prestigious University of Cambridge. 

Adams began his career at Ford Motors UK as the BOM Lead Project Analyst for Battery Electric Vehicles. With great potential of his research work for military application, he was enlisted and shortly after awarded the Queen’s Commission as an Officer in the British Royal Air Force. He has also been made a British citizen shortly after.

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