Everyday, we keep coming across young innovative Nigerians. Just recently, we met Aramide Akintimehin, a 20-year-old 1st Class Degree Holder Teaching Children For Free
This time around, it is 19-year-old Nigerian identified as Shamsuddeen Jibril who lives in the Kawo area of Kaduna state. The teenager has created a drone because of his passion for technology. He made it known that he wants to be an aeronautical engineer and then go into piloting.
According to reports, he started his technology innovations when he was in senior secondary school 2. It was also gathered that Jibril said he started constructing a car, after which he decided to construct an aeroplane that will fly.
In his words:
“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 aeroplane that will fly.
“And so I started the construction of my plane with a Pepsi bottle and carton, DVD motor, remote control battery, wires and metal for the propeller. That was my first construction but it didn’t fly because I didn’t put in some things that will make it fly.
“However, I kept the dream of seeing my aeroplane flying. After that, my friend advised me to go to the Airforce Institute of Technology, Kaduna to get some ideas. My jet club teacher wrote a letter and it was signed by my principal to the institute.”
On why he constructed a drone, Shamsuddeen said:
“I started this innovation to benefit in the area of technology. And in agriculture, I want farmers to have ease in farming in terms of spraying herbicides and pesticides. The drone can also be used to secure our country.”
This is really beautiful.