Young man who built power plant from local materials gets full scholarship to university

Fortune has smiled on a young Nigerian man who went viral after he built a power plant that is powered by crude oil.

Solomon Ukoha, a native of Ohafia in Abia state, had built it to enable members of his community charge their phones and other devices.

While showing how the electricity substation works, the 24-year-old man powered bulbs with it and also called people to come and charge their phones with his innovative machine.

Months after Ukoha went viral, the governor of Abia state, Okezie Ikpeazu, has met the inventor and said he is very much impressed by his work and how he created everything using locally sourced materials.

Ikpeazu gave the man a five-year scholarship to any university of his choice. He also asked Solomon to train other youths in the state.

He said that his interest to make the man hone his skill is in the interest of solving the power challenges in the state and country at large.


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