- Four young inventors who built aircraft prototype in Kwara state will now have their dreams come to fruition
- Senator Bukola Saraki says he has directed his foundation to reach out to the young men to support both their work and education
- The state governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, previously met with the inventors identified as Jimoh Abdulfatai, Abdulateef Hanafi, Musa Aliu and Jamiu Abass
Former Senate president Bukola Saraki has directed his foundation to assist four inventors from Kwara state who build aircraft prototype.
This is coming weeks after the inventors identified as Jimoh Abdulfatai, Abdulateef Hanafi, Musa Aliu and Jamiu Abass met with Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of the state.
In an interview with The Punch, the four secondary school leavers said they sold their belongings to build the aircraft.
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Legit.ng gathers that in a tweet on Sunday, November 1, Saraki said he had directed his foundation to reach out to the young inventors to support both their work and education.
"Quite fascinating to read about these talented young innovators from my home state, Kwara. I have just directed my foundation (@ABSFoundationNG) to reach out to them to support both their work and education."
Abdulfatai, who spoke on behalf of the team, said he sold his motorcycle to buy materials they used in building the aircraft, adding that others also sold their belongings.
When asked if the aircraft could fly, Abdulfatai said:
"Yes, it can fly. It has all the components of a normal aircraft such as propellers, wings, tail, flying gear, etc. Although we have not tested this one, the smaller one we built was tested."
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In a similar news, Nigeria no doubt has never been lacking in talents. In fact, Nigeria is overflowing with a retinue of untapped talents only waiting to be discovered.
Kensmith Rechiel is a Nigeria wonderkid from a humble background that has built a motorbike, single-seater aircraft, a two-seater sea boat and some remote-controlled cars before he turned 18.
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