- Nigerians 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, during the exhibition of the car
- Nigerians 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 manufacturing a car.
According to Daily Trust that 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, with 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 a previous report by YEN.com.gh, a Nigerian man identified as Muhammad Mustapha wowed the social media community after using local materials to construct a vehicle.
Pictures of Mustapha's invention have been making the rounds on social media and YEN.com.gh sighted them on Northeast Reporters Facebook page.
Mustapha, who is from Gombe state, drove the vehicle around for residents and passersby to see and appreciate his invention.