- Five Nigerian high school students were proud of their parents and their nation as they built a car using local materials
- Yusuf Adeoluwa, the leader of the group, said getting funds and getting people to believe in their dream was a big challenge.
- According to the group, many people thought they were just wasting time and money on the car project.
A group of five Nigerian high school students showed people that with the right support for young people, Nigeria can go a long way.
The group consisting of Yusuf Adeoluwa (16 years old), Ali Abdul Azeez (17 years old), Bankole Opeoluwa (17 years old), Otunba Marcus demilade (16 years old) and Rojaiye Oluwamayowa (16 years old) made a car and talked about it.
The team lacked funds
In an exclusive interview with Legit.ngcrew chief Yusuf said he came up with the idea for the car and needed to share it with other members of his jet club.
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The first challenge they faced in bringing the idea to fruition was the lack of funds. When Jerry Mallo made his car in 2019, he had the same problem. The band, however, didn’t let that dampen their resolve as they held out hope.
Alumni Sponsored Group Car Idea
In the words of Yusuf:
“I had the idea and met some of my classmates who are interested in engineering because we are members of our school (jet club), but we had financial problems. One de then suggested that we write a letter to our former school student association (AGSOBA) for sponsorship of the project.”
The letter they wrote to alumni of their school saved them as they bought their idea and quickly provided the necessary funds.
People didn’t believe in their car idea
After overcoming their financial challenge, getting people to see the importance of what they were trying to achieve became a difficult problem to solve. The team leader said:
“Some people can just get out of the blues and start saying ‘what the hell are you guys doing.’ It discourages us sometimes…but we didn’t let that stop us, we just kept pushing one until we reached our goal.”
Yusuf went on to say that many people had told them that the project was just a stupid way to waste money.
Get a scholarship abroad
During the test drive of the manufactured vehicle, a malfunctioning brake caused the makeshift car to slam into a man’s car.
On his coming dream, the team leader said he hopes to one day get a scholarship abroad and come back to Nigeria to build the country.
A man refurbished a dirty Honda car
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a young Nigerian man, @de_wan24, caused many people to ask questions online after revealing that he bought a used Honda car for only N200,000.
When he drove the vehicle to a mechanic shop, the front bumper of the car was already off. The car’s front lights and some rear lights were also extinguished.
After the car was baked and repainted, it looked different. The interior was also upgraded with a new stereo system.