Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) mentees in Kano have developed a radio transmitter, hydrogen gas, farm sprayer and remote controlled vehicle, under CITAD mentorship on transforming tech ideas into business ventures.
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.
According to the young talents, 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, and a 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.
Executive Director, Center for Information technology and development, Mr Yunusa Zakari Ya’u, emphasized the need, for more young people to be inspired by putting ideas, into innovations and creativity.
He said 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.
Hamza Ibrahim from Countering Hate Speech Project, (CITAD), said the young talents have produced technological ideas into business ideas which are products of the centers tech lab.
The exhibition tagged: “Transforming tech ideas into business ventures exhibition” was aimed at showcasing the young talents, other technological innovations such as the developed tailoring app, farm products, data selling,and CCTV app, among others.