- Proud Africans have taken to social media to celebrate a man who recently manufactured a car
- 30-year-old Auwal Hassan drove the minister of science and technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, around during the exhibition of the car
- People on social media hope the government will not ignore Auwal's creativity after the exhibition
A 30-year-old Nigerian man, Auwal Hassan, has been celebrated on social media after designing and building a car.
According to Daily Trust, who posted a video on Facebook, the car was exhibited by the ministry of science and technology at the federal secretariat on Monday, January 18.
In a video that was shared on Facebook, Auwal drove the minister, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, around in his car as people gathered to witness the exhibition.
Nigerians on social media were impressed by the creativity and flooded the comment section of the post to celebrate Auwal.
A Facebook user identified as Isaac Magaji wrote:
"Brilliant job bro. Just that our govt official will forget this ever happen immediately the minister and his entourage leaves the ground."
Mohammed Muktar commented:
"The government should hold a national innovation day through the ministry of science and technology where talented Nigerians from all fields of science and technology will be supported with huge amount like 100m, this will encourage others to do more."
Excel Agboola reacted:
"True innovation is making things better than they were originally and such that solves a particular problem on ground. This added value is what will make it sell beyond the immediate environment where it was produced."
Ibrahim B. Lawan wrote:
"This is great thing of pride and encouragement."
In other bright news closer to home, a young man from Pretoria is flying the SA flag high after his invention led him to a lot of success. Jay Van Der Walt used creative thinking to invent a GPS system that could be mounted to a motorcycle during offroad sports.
According to Jay, he had always wanted to start a business after his dad told him it was the only way he would be "truly free". Soon thereafter an idea to create silicon GPS mounting brackets for motorcycles used during a sport called "hard enduro." During which motorcycles need to hike up mountains.
After his dad entered a hard enduro challenge in Lesotho, Jay noticed one of the top riders had been finding a makeshift way to attach his GPS to his bike. He says in a Business Insider article:
“I’d seen Graham Jarvis (a British rider, considered to be one of the world's best) cut out holes in his handlebar foam and secure the GPS units in the cut-out using wire and duct tape. But I thought there must be a better solution."
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Source: Briefly News