A Made In Nigeria wooden-body car has been officially unveiled at the annual “Technology and Innovation Expo” #Techno2017 which is organised annually by the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology.
The event which kicked off today, 3rd March 2017 at the Eagle Square Abuja – was anchored by the Honorable Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonna Onu.
The manufacturer of the wooden-body car named “Amara,” Ahmed Aliyu drove the car by himself to the arena amidst of admiration of participants.
|Made In Nigeria car|
Speaking after he gave a ride to the Minister around the arena, Aliyu said, “I drove it (Amara) from Bida in Niger state, which is about 250km to Abuja to showcase it to the world.
|Aliyu the manufacturer|
Amara uses fuel, “it took me about 23 litres of fuel to get to Abuja from Bida” Aliyu said. Amara uses motor-bike engine. “About 70% of the raw materials were locally-sourced, except the engine, wheel and tyre”, Aliyu said.
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He hopes that he will get support to scale up and mechanise his production.
Photo credit: Communitystories
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