- Nigerians are haling a student of FUTMINNA who reportedly built a car for his final year project in the university
- A viral clip shows a convertible-like vehicle carrying a passenger and a driver as they were about to take it for a test ride
- Many people who reacted to the clip stated that all Nigerian youths need is an enabling environment to grow
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There is no gainsaying the fact that many Nigerians are talented. There are instances that support this. Remember Jerry Issac Mallo who built a car in 2019?
A video making the rounds that were posted by Instablog9ja on Instagram has claimed that a Nigerian student of Federal University of Technology Minna (FUTMINNA) built a car for his final year project.
What a great final year project
A voice in the video asked the man if it was his final project. Afterwards, he said an effort would be made to send it to the Instagram blog for wide outreach.
In the clip, the automobile is named Merczy. The car has an intimidating wide front like an Escalade.
People watched in wonder
Many people stood by looking at the mechanical masterpiece as the young man and a passenger sat in the car in an attempt to test drive it.
It should be noted that YEN News could not verify the authenticity of the claim at the time of writing this report. With over 132,000 views, the video is really popular online.
Watch it below:
YEN.com.gh compiled some of the reactions below:
"An enabling environment is all we ask for."
"See what the youths of Africa are doing, but the government won’t support."
"Mad oo ! This one took his project seriously."
"Nigerian government won't see potential in this now until Tesla comes and carries him away."
"FutMinna has always produced some of the brightest minds!!! No matter how u stubborn u go read... kudos am proudly an alumni."
"Wow, see Talent... Very innovative. These are the kind of people that should be supported in Naija but unfortunately, our government doesn't care."
Nigerians building cars lately
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that many Nigerians could not stop talking after the video of a vehicle made in Nigeria went viral online.
Called the Nord Tank, Ajayi Oluwatobi, the CEO of the manufacturing company, talked about the automobile.
In his tweet on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, he said that the vehicle was specially built for Nigerians. In the short clip, the camera panned around it to give people a tour of its exterior view.