- A much talented Nigerian man, Ezugwu Miracle Onyedikachi, has used one month to build his dream aeroplane
- Revealing that he would one day love to build a passenger aircraft, the 21-year-old sought government support
- The man said that he made the plane from 100% waste materials but bought the remote control online
A 21-year-old Nigerian man, Ezugwu Miracle Onyedikachi, has said that if anyone ever told him he would one day build something that would fly, he would never have believed it.
An indigene of Enugu state, Onyedikachi said that he built the small aeroplane using trash as materials.
Speaking with BBC News Pidgin, the innovator added that he woke up one day and just wanted to build something new.
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Nothing is impossible
The young man said despite the fact that people think building an aeroplane is hard, he considers it an easy task.
According to him, before setting out to work on the gadget, he went online to make findings on the materials needed.
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A part of his video interview shows him with a controller and he launched his piece in an open ground.
The man said the only thing he had to buy was the remote control, adding that the whole building process took him a month.
Onyedikachi disclosed that he had some teething issues when he started as everything he built was always crash-landing before he fixed the bug.
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For the aeroplane's body, he used a Styrofoam sheet picked from the street. He said that if only the government supports him, he could build one that airlifts passengers.
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Below are some of the reactions:
Samuel Azuka Emordi said:
"Nigeria de subdue talent of young Igbos, this is one of the reasons the need a country where all raw talents and intellect will be put to use."
Bernard Onyegesi said:
"Let the state govt try to help this innovative mind full of talent to travel overseas and learn or study the course professionally..."
Oscar Goc said:
"Bro try and make your way to abroad, this nation kills talent and dreams."
A young Nigerian also built drones
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that another talented young Nigerian man, Aderogba Roqeeb, spoke 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 the plane photos the lady always posted on the social media platform inspired him greatly.
The young Nigerian man advised the government to support creatives like him in public schools who are willing to build things but lack funds.