The young man who hails from Delta State, attended Utagba Ogbe Technical College.
The Finland-based company discovered him on Facebook and reached out to him through the social networking platform.
In a chat with The Punch, he spoke on how his experience has been so far in Finland and how he got into drone-making.
He said; ”I made my first drone when I was just nine years old.”
”At first, I wasn’t building drones. I started by drawing some things, especially cars. After a lot of thinking, I decided to make some of the cars I drew come to reality. That was what came to my mind that made me start building cars with empty drink cans, cartons and other materials I got around me.
After several months of building cars, the cars got so much simpler for me and that was what inspired me to try something harder, which was when I made my first carton and foam plane. It took me several years of failed attempts, loss of materials and tools to achieve that. I learnt in a very hard way, but I never gave up. I knew that just as I was able to make the cars I built to move, someday, the same thing would happen to the plane, too. I believed so much in myself that no matter how long it took, it would happen someday.”
”I feel really bad. I tried so many times and as hard as I could (to get help). (I have got) so many types of promises but I have never received any support from the government. As a student, I showcased several street flights in public to survive and to save money for my innovations.”
Speaking on what he was working on before leaving the shores of Nigeria, Asabor said;
”I was building an unmanned aerial vehicle drone to help security agencies in the search for kidnappers in the forests in Edo State. I left Nigeria five days before the day I was supposed to launch it into the air. It is impossible (to launch it) right now because I took most of the sensors and important materials with me to Finland.”