- A 15-year-old boy has got people talking on social media with the piggybank he built which works like an automated teller machine
- Idowu Afolayan said he wants to be an engineer so he can build machines that have not been invented
- According to the young boy, his family and friends have been supportive of him
A 15-year-old Nigerian boy, Idowu Afolayan, has been hailed on social media for building an electronic piggybank that works like an Automated Teller Machine (ATM).
In a video that was shared by Channels TV, the young boy could be seen operating the piggybanks he made for kids.
Afolayan, who said he wants to be an engineer, noted that his family and friends have been supportive morally and financially.
Resharing the video on his page, Tunde Ednut wrote:
"Wow! 15 Years Old? This boy is on his way to becoming a millionaire.
"I hope he doesn’t have to travel outside Nigeria before his talent will be taken serious. We have so many talented people in Africa that we need to focus on. We need to take them really serious. Government, please wake up."
The young boy used cartons and switch to build the piggybank.
Nigerians were impressed with the invention and they took to the comment section of the post to share their thoughts.
"Heavenly Father bless my womb with a special child..great children that will make a difference in their generation."
"Your talent will not waste in Jesus name."
"Wow. I pray he gets the necessary support so his talent can be useful."
In similar news from Briefly.co.za, a multi-talented Ghanaian artisan, Bernard Nii Nartey, has been creating beautiful furniture and sound systems from used car tyres and other sustainable materials.
Nartey, 35, has become a forerunner in his field because of his unique and viable creations made from used tyres. His furniture label, Nat Recycle Centre converts used tyres into impressive and sustainable furniture for home and office use.
Nartey holds a Bachelor's Degree in Social Science from the University of Cape Coast (UCC) in the Central region. Despite having a degree from the prestigious university, the native of Prampram in the Greater Accra Region, redirected his path to become a professional artisan.
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