A Nigerian, in Aba, Abia State, has developed an electric tricycle. The tricycle is said to be powered by electricity. It doesn’t require fuel or oil change. It is environmentally friendly with Zero carbon emissions. In this age of global warming, shouldn’t we be investing in these?
Nigeria is one country super rich in natural and human resources. The government needs an intentional policy that supports such innovations to get us moving.
Just a few days ago, five Nigerian girls from Regina Pacis Secondary School Onitsha, Anambra State won Gold in the just concluded World “Technovation” Challenge in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, USA.
The team, comprised of Jessica Osita, Promise Nnalue, Adaeze Onuigbo, Nwabuaku Ossai, and Vivian Okoye who represented Nigeria and Africa in the contest. The girls developed the “FD-Detector”, an app that combats the menace of fake drugs in Nigeria. The app can ascertain the genuineness of a drug by just scanning the barcode.
These students won the award, because there an an intentional step by their school to further technological innovation. To achieve this, the school had to partner Mrs Uchenna Onwuamaegbu-Ugwu, CEO of Edufun Technik STEM.