Nigeria has found yet another brilliant manufacturer in Igbinosa Eghosa, a doctorate student of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Benin (UNIBEN).
Eghosa successfully produced a lightweight utility vehicle under the supervision of his lecturer, Professor Akaehomen Ibhadode,
He noted that his innovation will drive growth in the agricultural and transportation sectors of the economy, especially with the movement of farm produces in local communities.
The project supervisor who led the team to present the vehicle to the school management, over 80 percent of the materials used to produce the vehicle were purchased locally.
Eghosa and his team were also commended by the university Vice Chancellor, Professor Lilian Salami, who expressed the institution’s readiness to partner with the Faculty in the production of more vehicles for use by the university.
28-year-old Nigerian builds Nigeria’s first luxury sports car
In a related development, a 28-year-old Nigerian, Jerry Issac Mallo, has written his name in the annals of history after manufacturing Nigeria and West Africa’s first luxury sports car.
Jerry Mallo who is a fabrication engineer and Chief Executive Officer of Bennie Technologies LTD reportedly started making toy cars with trash at a tender age.
He built his first ‘life-size’ car out of trash as a secondary school student at age 18.
The Plateau-born man studied Engineering at the University of Hertfordshire, UK via a scholarship after his primary and secondary education in Plateau as an art student.