African university students develop car which runs on solar power

African university students develop car which runs on solar power

- Students of the Yaba College of Technology in Nigeria have built a car that runs on solar power

- The car was exhibited in Abuja, Nigeria's capital city, and inspected by Minister Ogbonnaya Onu of the science and technology sector

- Onu promises that the federal government will support the students to further develop their prototype

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Students of YABATECH in Lagos are the latest to inspire the global science society with their newest invention.

The students, supervised by their lecturer, Engr. Nosa Uwogbiren, built a solar-powered electric car that has caused excitement for the nation's minister of science and technology, Ogbonnaya Onu.

Reports say after he inspected the car, Onu, a member of the cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari, was driven in the vehicle at the Eagle Square in Abuja.

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Nigerian university students build car powered by solar energy

The solar-powered car built by students of YabaTech
Source: UGC

The car was displayed in the capital city during an exhibition.

Onu, who praised the students, promised to ensure the government's support for the tertiary institution so the car is developed to be more reliable and conducive to drive.

One of the teenagers who helped built the vehicle said he wants to be an aeronautical engineer and then go into piloting said he started his technology innovations when he was in high school

He said he first started constructing the car, after which he decided to construct an aeroplane that will fly.

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Nigerian university students build car powered by solar energy

Some officials with the car which excited Minister Ogbonnaya Onu
Source: UGC

He said: "I started it when my jet club teacher, Malama Aisha, asked us to go and innovate something. My friend, Haruna Badamasi, started constructing a car, then I said I will construct an aeroplane that will fly."

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