Nigeria's Yabatech students make country proud, build solar-powered car

Nigeria's Yabatech students make country proud, build solar-powered car

Some students of Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH) have built a car that uses solar power

- The car was exhibited in Abuja, Nigeria's capital city and inspected by Minister Ogbonnaya Onu of science and technology

- Onu promises that the federal government will support the initiative of the students to make the car more conducive

Some student of Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH) in Lagos are the latest to inspire the global science society with their latest invention.

The students, supervised by their lecturer, Engr. Nosa Uwogbiren, built a solar-powered electrice car that has caused excitement to the nation's minister of science and technology, Ogbonnaya Onu.

Expressive Information reports that after he inspected the car, Onu, a member of the cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari, was driven in the vehicle at the Eagle Square in Abuja.

The car was displayed at the capital city during an exhibition.

Onu, who praised the students, promised to ensure government's support for the tertiary institution so that the latter can make the car more reliable and conducive to drive.

Coronavirus: FUTA sends students home, begins fumigation of hostels had also reported how a 19-year-old Nigerian identified as Shamsuddeen Jibril, who lives in the Kawo area of Kaduna state, created a drone because of his passion for technology.

The teenager who said he wants to be an aeronautical engineer and then go into piloting, said he started his technology innovations when he was in senior secondary school 2.

It was gathered that Jibril said he started constructing a car, after which he decided to construct an aeroplane that will fly.

Nigeria's Yabatech students make country proud, build solar-powered car

The car was inspected by Minister Ogbonnaya Onu Credit: Expressive Information
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He said: "I started it when my jet club teacher, Malama Aisha asked us to go and innovate something. My friend, Haruna Badamasi started constructing a car, then I said I will construct aeroplane that will fly."

Meanwhile, a 26-year-old Nigerian, Max Chinnah, recently made history by invented a smokeless stove that he patented with his partner, Attigah.

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According to Daily Times, the Nigerian inventor, hopes that his piece would help in the saving of lives around the world.

His company called Terraoak is going into producing the smokeless stove at a very large scale, adding that it is a move to ensure a greener environment and reduce the threat of global warming. ( - We have upgraded to serve you better.

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