Genius African university students build car powered by solar energy (photos)

Genius African university students build car powered by solar energy (photos)

- Some students of Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH) have built a car that uses solar power

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

- Onu promises that the federal government will support the initiative of the students to make the car more conducive

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Some student of Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH) in Lagos are the latest to inspire the global science society with their latest invention.

The students, supervised by their lecturer, Engr. Nosa Uwogbiren, built a solar-powered electrice car that has caused excitement to 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.

Nigerian university students build car powered by solar energy
The solar-powered car built by students of YabaTech
Source: UGC

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

Onu, who praised the students, promised to ensure government's support for the tertiary institution so that the latter can make the car more reliable and conducive to drive. had also reported how a 19-year-old Nigerian identified as Shamsuddeen Jibril, who lives in the Kawo area of Kaduna state, created a drone because of his passion for technology.

The teenager who said he wants to be an aeronautical engineer and then go into piloting, said he started his technology innovations when he was in senior secondary school 2.

It was gathered that Jibril said he started constructing a car, after which he decided to construct an aeroplane that will fly.

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 aeroplane that will fly."

Meanwhile, earlier reported that a video making rounds on social media has some persons under mandatory quarantine threatening to decide against the directive of President Akufo-Addo if they are not tested and released. Ghana has recorded 52 cases of COVID-19 infected persons with two deaths and 1,030 people under mandatory quarantine.

Air travellers who arrived in Ghana between Saturday, March 21 and Sunday March 22, 2020, were quarantined by the state as the country takes strict measures to prevent the deadly virus.

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