- Shamsuddeen Jibril is a 19-year-old Nigerian who lives in Kaduna, and whose passion for technology led him to create a drone
- Jibril says he wants to be an aeronautical engineer and then go into piloting
- The teenager says he started his technology innovations when he was in senior secondary school 2
A 19-year-old Nigerian identified as Shamsuddeen Jibril who lives in the Kawo area of Kaduna state has 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, Daily Trust reports.
Legit.ng gathers that Jibril said he started constructing a car, after which he decided to construct an aeroplane that will fly.
Shamsuddeen Jibril. Photo credit: Daily Trust
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.
Shamsuddeen Jibril and his invention
"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."
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In other news, Nigerians have been making the news recently for their ingenuity, and a 19-year-old medicine and surgery student of the University of Nigeria has joined the list with her ability to speak Korean, Swahili, Shona, Filipino, Spanish, and Indonesian fluently without leaving the shores of Nigeria.
The disclosure was made by a Twitter user Maazi Ogbonnaya, who also said the teenager could write, teach and translate the aforementioned languages.
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