Talented teenagers in Kano have unveiled a series of innovative creations under the mentorship of an electronic systems development program. These aspiring young innovators have demonstrated their capabilities by inventing a diverse range of devices.
Nigerian Tracker reported, seventeen-year-old Khalifa Aminu stands out for his invention of a radio FM transmitter, showcasing his technical prowess. In an impressive feat, 12-year-old twins, Hassan and Hussaini Muhammad, have successfully converted everyday items such as petrol, water, salt, and alum into hydrogen cooking gas. Additionally, they have designed an electric farm sprayer. Another standout innovator, Muazzam Sani, has crafted a remote-controlled car, highlighting his creativity and technical skill.
Chairman of the governing board of CITAD, Professor Amina Kaidal, who is also a lecturer at the University of Maiduguri, commended these young innovators. She emphasized that Nigeria possesses immense untapped talent that can be harnessed through ideas and innovation.
Kaidal encouraged the mentees to not only utilize their talents for the nation’s development but also mentor others to unlock their potential.
Engineer Yunusa Zakari Ya’u, the executive director of the center, stressed the importance of inspiring more young people to transform their ideas into innovations and creative solutions.
He highlighted the significance of building a strong partnership between the media and innovators to amplify innovative ideas. The young men involved in these groundbreaking projects have a promising future ahead. Khalifa has already received a scholarship from the Kano state government to pursue further studies in Canada, exemplifying the potential for success that lies within these young innovators.
Engineer Yunusa reaffirmed the center’s commitment to mentoring young individuals, equipping them with the skills and knowledge to become self-reliant contributors to society.
Speaking at the exhibition, the Coordinator, Countering Hate Speech Project, Hamza Ibrahim highlighted that, young talents have produced technological ideas into business ideas,saying that,four of the ideas are products of the centers tech lab.
The exhibition tagged: Transforming tech ideas into business ventures exhibition: was marked by showcasing the young talents, other technological innovations such as tailoring app, farm products, data selling,and CCTV app,among others.