- A young Nigerian man, Solomon Ukoha from Abia state, who built an electricity station powered by crude oil has met with Governor Okezie Ikpeazu
- The governor commended him for his good works as he gave the young man a scholarship to any university he wants to attend
- Solomon was urged to train other people even as he continues to hone his life-changing skills
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Support has finally come to a young Nigerian man, Solomon Ukoha, whose video went viral after he built an electricity station that is powered by crude oil.
In the popular video, the 24-year-old said he was inspired by the spirit of God and he is from Ohafia local government in Abia state.
While showing how the electricity substation works, the man-powered bulbs with it and also called people to come and charge their phones with his innovative machine.
On Monday, May 3, the governor of Abia state, Okezie Ikpeazu, on his official Twitter page said he has met with the young man and he is very much impressed by his work and how he created everything using locally sourced materials.
The governor gave the man a five-year scholarship to any university of his choice. He also asked Solomon to train other youths in the state.
He said that his interest to make the man hone his skill is in the interest of solving the power challenges in the state and country at large.
Below are some of the reactions to his Twitter post:
"Well-done Sir, was a great move to get in touch with him. Also thanks for the support but it will be nice to have him build a small plant that can power an estate, he needs to also patent his invention."
"Helping the young man further his education is a misplaced priority. Get him linked with Bath Nnaji for further training as well plan to sponsor this dream in one Abia community ASAP in real time."
"Nice one, kindly ensure closers and constant communication in order not to loose him to the giant tech hub. We have lost many of them to foreign lands due to our attitude towards anything local."
In an interview on YouTube with Tayo Aina, the young man said he is very much passionate about Nigeria.
According to him, building a fast car in Nigeria was quite a challenge as it is not common. Jerry said he had to conduct so much research online.
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