Plateau: 25-year old puts state on technology map (+ photos)

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Who says nothing good can come out of Jos, the Plateau state capital? Well, meet the young Nigerian, Jerry Mallo, who has put the state on the technology map after he designed a state-of-the-art luxury sports car.

The newly unveiled sports car “Bennie Purrie. Photos: Twitter

The newly unveiled sports car “Bennie Purrie. Photos: Twitter

Since its unveiling, photos of the vehicle have gone viral and reactions have continued to trail the innovation.

One netizen @AmamaBenn had this to say “Guy made us proud. Funny enough he said he will build a sports car by 2025 while in secondary but did it 6 years earlier.”

“You are a legend walking the surface of earth. Rare and God will help you achieve this for Nigerians at least the youth of Nigeria”, @olanrewaju209 tweeted.

Concurring with the first two, @bumbunky added “This is Technical Brother Naija! TBN…Congrats young man! Thanks for believing in your mother land…..even when you had the opportunity to work and earn pounds in the UK”.

@SHELTERS_NG added “This is what we need not packing certificates up and down. We need inventors not going for MSc because of certificates”.

@dejitanko described the young man as a “national treasure”. He added “A beautiful story.”

“The guy once built a tractor. He always scouted for scraps with which to build things. He turned the store in his parents’ house into a junkyard, which he called his workshop”, stated @daretanko

The car known as “Bennie Purrie” was unveiled in Abuja.

 

Last modified: November 30, 2019

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