- Usman Dalhatu has been celebrated on social media after building a road sweeping machine
- The Nigerian man took to his Twitter page to share picture of the invention, which earned him commendations online
- Dalhatu, who has an older version of the sweeping machine, says it took him five years to build the latest version
A Nigerian man identified as Usman Dalhatu has been celebrated on social media after building a road sweeping machine.
Dalhatu posted pictures of two versions of road sweeping machines on his Twitter page. One is an old version and the other is the latest version of the machine.
He said the latest version is available for sale.
Nigerians took to the comment section of the post to commend the young man and asked him to make a video of how the machine works.
See Dalhatu's post below:
Recall that the student of mechanical engineering became a social media sensation when he partnered with other innovators to build a locally made ventilator that was presented to Governor Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state.
Usman has now done it again by updating his invention as Nigeria battles to end the deadly coronavirus.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that surgeons in Chicago gave a new set of lungs to a young woman whose lungs were severely damaged by COVID-19.
Northwestern Medicine Memorial Hospital on Thursday, June 11, announced the procedure, which took place on Friday, June 5.
The Chicago patient, New York Times reported, was in her 20s and was on a ventilator and heart-lung machine for almost two months before her operation.
“We are anticipating that she will have a full recovery,” said Dr Rade Tomic, medical director of the hospital’s lung transplant program.
According to Dr Ankit Bharat who performed the operation, the 10-hour procedure was challenging because the virus had left her lungs full of holes and almost fused to the chest wall.
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