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#Techno2017: Ahmed Aliyu Showcases his Wooden Car at FG’s Technology and Innovation Expo | Photos



Ahmed Aliyu. Photo Credit: Community Stories

The Minister of Science and Technology Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu rode in a wooden car made by one Ahmed Aliyu to the kick off ceremony of the Technology and Innovation Expo (#Techno2017) at Eagles Square in Abuja.

The expo was organised by the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology.

Aliyu said apart from the engine, wheels and tyres, the materials used in making the open-roofed car were locally sourced.

Aliyu who named the car “Amara” said that he drove it from Bida, Niger to Abuja (about 250km) and used about 23 litres of fuel.

He said that he used a motorcycle engine to make the car.

See photos below:

Science and Technology Minister Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu riding in Ahmed’s product. Photo Credit: Community Stories

Photo Credit: Community Stories

Photo Credit: Community Stories

Photo Credit: Community Stories

Photo Credit: Community Stories


  1. Icrossmyheart

    April 4, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    Wow!!! If we focus less on buying expensive foreign goods and invest in us, no one will see our backs.

    Nigerians we can do better. A car made out of wood?!!!! Wow!!!

    • E

      April 4, 2017 at 10:45 pm

      Artistic but unsafe.

  2. Anonymous

    April 4, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    This is outright rubbish …………..

  3. Manny

    April 4, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    I’m trying to figure out why this is worth celebrating by the minister. Maybe someone can break it down for me? I’m really curious. To me, this “innovation” is comparable to 18th century prototype cars.

    • Amaka

      April 5, 2017 at 12:36 am

      It is still something. At least the man is creative. Nigerians don’t appreciate each other.if an American gets hold of this, he will keep improving upon it till it becomes safe. Somehow, oyinbo does not give up. He will then export it out from the US into Nigeria. Is this not what science is all about. Do you know how many times the bulb guy got it wrong. Hmnn. White man is not the black man’s problem.

    • Manny

      April 5, 2017 at 1:50 am

      Kindly spare me the sentimental BS.
      It is artistic and all that but not something that should be celebrated by the Minister of SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY in bleeding 2017.

    • Nathi

      April 5, 2017 at 10:57 pm

      No Idiot,its the fact that he built it in spite of a tight budget and sourced bulk of the materials locally,oh and 250 kilometers with 23 liters of fuel. In my opinion,if you can build something better on your own using spare parts and hardly any money then you’re more than welcome to criticize

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