Zulum gifts N5m to Borno almajiri who fabricated a hand tractor.
The Governor Babagana Umara Zulum yesterday, Wednesday, gifted the sum of five million Naira (N5m) to support the innovative skills of a talented almajiri in Maiduguri, Borno State.
Almajiri who fabricated a farming plow machine and manually pushed for tilling of farmlands towards planting.
Plows are usually attached to tractors, other means of transport, or manually dragged on farms.
Governor Zulum, he was a professor of irrigation farming, was impressed that Laminu Mohammed, a 25-year-old from Gubio Local Government in northern Borno State.
So, the boy had never attended any formal school except traditional Islamic education called Tsangaya in Borno, popularly called almajiri system across northern Nigeria.
So, Laminu Muḥammad used additives of a lister engine which is initially made for water pumps, because it’s used to construct a plow that works like a tractor this is driven by way of hand.
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Prof. Babagana Zulum was informed of Laminu’s talent by a Government official.
(Zulum gifts N5m)
Gov. Umara Zulum who is an engineer invited Laminu, and for the duration of technical interplay, the almajiri proved his abilities for the discovery and then he was rewarded with N5m.
The Governor stated “the amount is aimed to inspire the unschooled engineer to provide extra plows and probably, other agricultural machinery that may serve farmers in Borno”.
Zulum said, “support for Laminu came barely two weeks after the Governor approved over N5m for a 13-year-old,
primary school boy who used mud to copy-design Borno’s first flyover located along the Maiduguri – Gamboru Ngala highway”.
In another instance, Zulum had presented five minibusses and N20m cash to a young Borno man,
who specializes in converting buses with petrol engines into solar-powered electric vehicles.
The guide was exceeded to Phoenix Renewable strength group owned through the beneficiary.