“Nigeria Should Turn Igboland Into Silicon Valley” – Dele Momodu Reacts To Video Of Igbo Inventor
Prominent Nigerian journalist, Dele Momodu has reacted to the video of a young Igbo boy who created a car with locally sourced materials, says Nigeria should turn Igboland into her version of Silicon Valley.
Recall that BBC Pidgin earlier did a documentary of 15-year-old Ikechukwu Divine Oramife, who made use of aluminum, Dunlop, super glue, copper wire, and other locally sourced materials to create a functioning car. According to the young inventor, his newly executed project “Lambo 2021”, took him just a month and two weeks to get it ready, while the excavator took him a month and two days.
Reacting to the development, Dele Momodu has reminded Nigerians of the enormous potentials in the Southeast. According to him, Nigeria should turn Igboland into her silicon valley. Silicon Valley is located in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. It is home to many start-ups and global technology companies, with Apple, Facebook, and Google among the most prominent.
He stated further that if he is allowed to lead Nigeria as President, he would budget heavily on technology to harness the potentials of many creative Nigerian citizens. He said when that is done, in no distant time, Nigeria will be at par or ahead of China, South Korea, Japan, Germany, and other technological giants.