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Young Nigerian Graduate Builds Own Car by prof2007: 2:30pm On Feb 24, 2021
He bears same first name with the renowned scientist, Faraday. Although he is not yet a national hero, many who know him believe his recent creation will birth him national honours and international celebration. His name is Ibitoye Olajide Michael. Right from his childhood, Michael was skillful with mechanical gadgets and toys. As he advanced in age, his skills made him dream big.

In 2017, he started constructing a car. He had vowed during his childhood that he would create his own personal car by himself and for himself. This stance was not shocking to his aunty Abimbola Oluwayomi Christianah. “He started on this thing even from childhood. Anytime we bought a toy gun or anything for him, he would break it, out of curiosity, and try to put the broken parts together again. That was when I noticed that this boy is going to be somebody in life,” Michael’s aunty recalls.

Michael hails from Ekiti and studied Botany at Olabisi Onabanjo University. Although he wanted to study mech engineering, he was twice denied admission. So, he settled for botany, but never allowed that failure to deter him from working on his dreams. He started working on his dream car during his undergraduate days. He saved part of the little money he got from home.

‘’In 2017, I started saving money. I got some iron rods, which I started welding together; but I was not good at it. So, I had to learn the act and arts, during which course I went partially blind for four days, as a result of the welding sparks that hurt my naked eyes. On the fifth day, after my recovery, I discovered that there was nothing I couldn’t weld,’’ Michael opens up on the genesis of his innovation.

The prodigy never rested, but spurred himself to work by saving most of the allowance he got from his NYSC (a compulsory one-year programme for all Nigerian graduates below age 31). Upon completion of his service in 2018, Michael kept saving and working on his project, which he put on the road on 19 October 2020. ‘’My car can go anywhere; though I don’t take it for long travels because I’m yet to make its windshield’’, Michael boasts.

The rationale behind his decision can be understood. He once was blind, but now he sees; to go blind again—as a result of refusal to protect one’s eyes—may not make him sing another tune of Amazing Grace!

Michael’s car has been sighted on different highways in Ibadan, where many residents cheer him on, while driving. The car is a rear-wheel drive, similar to a BMW, though the engine of Michael’s car is located at the back, unlike BMW’s. The car runs on a 1.6 Volkswagen engine.

Michael’s dream is to bring together and train other skillful young Nigerians who share the same dreams with him. He calls on Nigerians to support him so he can complete the construction of his car. He also seeks scholarship to study mechanical engineering, his dream course, which he believes will better enhance his skills.

SOURCE: https://t.guardian.ng/saturday-magazine/ibitoye-young-nigerian-graduate-builds-own-car/

Re: Young Nigerian Graduate Builds Own Car by chatinent(m): 2:31pm On Feb 24, 2021
Wow. Nice. More like Ferrari.





But, I'm not laughing I promise.

Re: Young Nigerian Graduate Builds Own Car by LMS1(m): 2:34pm On Feb 24, 2021
Lets Apreciate Him Guys!
This Is How Carl Ford And Hery Benz
Started Their Car Company In The 18th Century.
Now Look At Their Cars, After 3 Centuries...
Dear Michael Keep It Up But Bear It In Mind That It Will Take Us 3 Centuries Too (300 Years) To Start Buying Your 'Motor' grin

Re: Young Nigerian Graduate Builds Own Car by longetivity(m): 3:18pm On Feb 24, 2021
LMS1:
Lets Apreciate Him Guys!
This Is How Carl Ford And Hery Benz
Started Their Car Company In The 18th Century.
Now Look At Their Cars, After 3 Centuries...
Dear Michael Keep It Up But Bear It In Mind That It Will Take Us 3 Centuries Too (300 Years) To Start Buying Your 'Motor' grin
fvck shit

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