- A Nigerian drone maker, Aderogba Roqeeb, has shown that his countrymen have great potentials and the only thing keeping them down is a lack of support
- Roqeeb said he was frustrated after he tried many times to no avail to make his gadget fly but he did not give up
- The drone maker begged the Nigerian government to support its citizens who want to build things
A talented young Nigerian man, Aderogba Roqeeb, has spoken about how he fell in love with aeronautics through a South African pilot he met on Facebook.
The Nigerian man who now builds drones said that the plane photos the lady always posted on the social media platform inspired him greatly.
In a BBC News Yoruba interview, he disclosed that whenever people come to him, especially students like him, and ask how to make drones, he always advises them to make 70% local materials.
The Nigerian man stated that he is happy that he never gave up despite the many failures, adding anyone would have stopped trying after several futile attempts.
Roqeeb added that what really makes him sad is that if he had all the things he needed earlier, his production would have been more advanced now.
The young Nigerian man advised the government to support creatives like him in public schools who are willing to build things but lack funds.
The innovative young man asked people never to give up, saying they would one day meet people who are going to fund their dreams.
Watch his interview below:
Legit.ng compiled some of the reactions to his video below:
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"Keep soaring bro... See you at the top."
"This is a great talent! If the investors can invest their money into this talent to give us aviation opportunities to empower youths for employment opportunities to promote the economy development for country and create international market for the nations of the world."
"God will lift you higher."
"Helpers will locate you by God’s grace."
"Congratulations aburo mi @roqfield_rf this is just the beginning."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Attah Gad, a first-year junior high school student in Ghana, created a moving aeroplane using the container of Sasso insecticide spray and other miscellaneous items.
According to the young boy who was spotted displaying his work whilst in his school uniform, his ultimate dream is to become a pilot when he grows up.
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Joseph Omotayo writes for the human interest desk at Legit.ng. He graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University with a degree in Literature in English. He loves basketball and books. He tweets @omotayome.