What a devastating news for Nigeria as one of her shinning stars in diaspora passed away in his sleep after winning a mouth watering contract in the United States of America.
Mr Stephen Odaibo the Chief Executive Officer of Retina – Al Health wrote in tears how his brother David Gbodi Odaibo died after winning a $225 million dollars (N68,750,000,000) from the USA government.
The Newsmaker online newspaper first broke the story from the Linkedin post of Odaibo.
The late David Gbodi Odaibo, lived in Hoover, Alabama.
In the post on LinkedIn, Odaibo stated: “My brother, David Gbodi Odaibo, passed away yesterday. My heart is broken. He had a cardiac arrhythmia/heart attack in his sleep. He was fully vaccinated and did not have Covid. He and I were so close. He was only 42.
“David was kind, gentle, brilliant, and humble.
“He had a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering and was a Kaggle Grandmaster, the highest attainable skill level in practical Machine Learning. He introduced me to Al.
“The algorithm he wrote for automatically detecting threats at Airports just won a $125 Million contract from Department of Homeland security about 1 wk ago. His code beat out companies backed by Billions of dollars. So, in the future when you safely fly the skies, please remember my brother David.
“Our hearts are broken. My poor parents, his wife, and two young children. His 4 siblings. We are devastated.
“David and I were tremendously aligned in our interests and would often talk for hours. Our connection was rare and precious. We ended phone conversations with “love you”.
“Hug your loved ones and tell them you love them.
“Though there may be sorrow in the night, joy comes in the morning. I’m comforted that David is with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”