Talented teenagers in Kano have developed a radio transmitter, hydrogen gas, farm sprayer and remote controlled vehicle,under CITAD mentorship on electronic systems development.
17 year old Khalifa Aminu, invented a radio FM transmitter, while the 12 year old twins, Hassan and Hussaini Muhammad, converted petrol,water, salt and alum into hydrogen cooking gas, in addition to electric farm sprayer,their counterpart Muazzam Sani, innovated a remote controlled car.
The young talents pointed out that, they were trained,guided and provided with equipments by technicians, under the center for information technology.
They maintained that, they had undergone rigorous training, which paved way for transforming their ideas into reality.
In her remarks, the chairman governing board CITAD, who doubles as lecturer University of Maiduguri, Professor Amina Kaidal explained that, Nigeria have talents that needs to be explored, through ideas and innovations.
She advised the mentees, to use their talents for the development of the nation, by mentoring others to bring out their potentials.
In his remarks, the executive director center for information technology and development, Engineer Yunusa Zakari Ya’u, emphasized the need, for more young people to be inspired by putting ideas, into innovations and creativity.
He said, initiating rapport between the media and innovators would amplify ideas, saying that, there’s hope in the lives of the young men, as Khalifa has received a scholarship from Kano state government, to study in Canada.
Engineer Yunusa, reaffirmed the center’s dedication, in mentoring young men and women to make them self reliant.
Speaking at the exhibition, the Coordinator, Countering Hate Speech Project, (CITAD),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.