Meet the man who is building modern bicycles to empower others

Meet the man who is building modern bicycles to empower others

- Umar Yusuf, a young man from Borno State, is making Nigeria proud by single-handedly manufacturing bicycles

- Yusuf, even without the necessary facilities, strives to mass-produce the bicycles to encourage younger businesspeople

- Citizens are calling on the government and its agencies to find and encourage Yusuf for showing that the country has talented citizens

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Umar Yusuf, a young Nigerian, has proven that it is not all about bad developments in the northern part of the country as he has brought a unique innovation to his people.

With his own hands and in a situation where he lacks the needed equipment to make his innovation easy, Yusuf is manufacturing bicycles, the types that would bring envy to industries where such are produced abroad.

He is engaged in the task in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno, a state in the northeastern part of Nigeria engulfed in insecurity.

Briefly.co.za understands that the young man intends to manufacture as many as possible to encourage and inspire hundreds of younger Nigerians.

Umar Yusuf: Northern Nigerian man builds modern bicycles to empower citizens

Umaru Yusuf and one of the bicycles he produced. Northeast Reporters
Source: UGC

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Many Nigerians who commented praised Yusuf's ingenuity. They also urged the relevant government agencies both at the state and the federal levels to encourage him, especially since Nigeria now preaches focus on science and technology.

For example, Kabir Ajibola, one of those who commented, pleaded for assistance for Yusuf adding that this should even be a matter of urgency.

"I trust that state governor, Professor Engr. Babagana Umara Zulum, FNSE, Mni, (governor of Borno state) will do something, but if not we need him in Lagos state, our governor (Babajide Sanwo-Olu) will assist," he said.

In his comment, Abdulhamid Abubakar Girei urged that the young man should be connected with any of the top government officials in the state.

On his part, Chikaodi Agomuo said:

"This young man needs to be empowered with more resources. More grease to your elbow. This is technology. Congratulations. I love this."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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