- A Nigerian lady born in America has made a remarkable contribution as far as generating power and electricity is concerned
- Jessica Williams is the brain behind a football that generates 6 power for LED light and electricity
- The Nigerian government has described her as an inspiration to every Nigerians, particularly children
Nigeria as a country has never been short of talents or individuals with good heads on their shoulders.
Jessica Williams is not in anyway different. The young lady, according to Wikipedia, invented a football she called Soccket that is able to generate electricity and power 6 hours of LED light.
Jessica, who had her upbringing in the United States, Poughkeepsie, New York has a dual citizenship - a Nigerian as well as an American.
The Harvard Business School graduate and the second child in a family of four is all shades of excellent lady. She is not only an inventor, Jessica is also the chief executive officer of her own company and a venture capitalist.
In August 2013, the Nigeria government recognised her work with an ambassadorial role.
The then Minister of Trade and Investments, Dr. Olusegun Aganga, described her as a source of inspiration to teeming Nigeria youths and children. He said:
“Mathews is an inspiration to every Nigerian, especially children, and the product is portrayed as made by a Nigerian for the world.
“The product is actually versatile, it is not just about the electricity you see, you can use it to charge your mobile phones and fans so there are so many things for which it can be used. “We are also looking at the possibilities of manufacturing it in Nigeria and see how we can make it cheaper in this country.
“I am glad that Matthews has also agreed to be our ambassador in terms of promoting entrepreneurship in our universities.
“What we want to do is to bring successful entrepreneurs like Matthew to inspire the students and make them more creative so that they can also be employers of labour."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported about a Nigerian man who invented an insect control technology in Brazil that protects farmers crops from being destroyed by whiteflies.
His invention which he patented with deposits at the Brazilian Industrial Property Organisation consequently saves farmers from crop wastage and also prevents the country from losing a large chunk of her potential food produce to the insects.
Ibrahim, who had his upbringing in Kano, according to Scicom Nigeria, said he owes his passion for science, technology and innovation to Professor Funso Sonaiya, a lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University.