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Nov 10, 2013 – Nigerian Secondary School Student Builds Power Generator & Planting Machine

Ismaila Suraju, a secondary school student, has built a planting machine and a locally-made power generator that uses water and batteries, among others.

The 17-year-old boy doesn’t plan to stop, he says his next goal is to build an aircraft.

Ismaila also claims to have a know-how to create a gadget that can frustrate election riggers in Nigeria.

When the student was younger, he had to make a pair of slippers out of a cardboard to protect his feet from the scorching soil of the farm path.

The necessity of protecting his face from the sun also made him create a baseball cap, then cars, train, grinding machines, all with the same cardboard.

Half way through his secondary education, Suraju graduated into using aluminum sheets in making not only miniature automobiles, such as fire extinguishing vans, excavators, but a large size planting machine that can be used for planting, as well.

“Anything I see, I will like to do. We went for competition. I saw some people do a motorcycle they were riding. I said I would do a planting machine in a form of a vehicle that a person can drive. I thought in our country we don’t have planting machines. Farmers are suffering. Then I took iron and aluminum sheets. I first did a small one that a small boy can enter. Then I did a bigger one. I used wheelbarrow tyres, iron from metal bed, electric motor and motorcycle gearbox to make it,” the teenager says.

What a smart boy!

Hope investors will support him to make his inventions a reality.

[Weekly Trust]



  1. Jumai

    November 10, 2013 at 11:58 PM

    Whaooo this is a job well done hope President Jonathan is reading this

  2. Oluwafunso Ojo

    November 10, 2013 at 11:59 PM

    instead of giving the eaglets 2million naira each give this boy one million and see what he will do

    • pat

      November 11, 2013 at 11:18 AM

      that’s true sir, we don’t pay attention to young inventor’s in our country but much attention to entertainers. God help us

  3. iron bar

    November 11, 2013 at 1:28 AM

    these are the people who needs help and encouragement..not pumping money in good for nothing nollywood and white elephant projects…

  4. D Hunter

    November 11, 2013 at 2:10 AM

    Nigeria is a con3 whr Talents r seldom encouraged. Severally, pple of dis likes had bin shown on d TV n on d NET in oda 2 actract d attention of d Gvmt or any well meaning Nigerian…bt @ d end of d day wat happens?
    d story will fizzle out 4 lack of sponsorship. 2 bad.

    As 4 u Ismaila, pls kip it up bc, “D discovery of ur talents, enhances d easy arrival of where u‘re going in lyf“.
    D Hunter.

  5. David Osho

    November 11, 2013 at 2:39 AM

    Keep it up boy soon you will get investors that will invest in your talent.. I admire you and I pray nobody will kill your talent IJN amen.

  6. red

    November 11, 2013 at 2:58 AM

    That’s the right candidate for scholarships,more of his type are out there somewhere,na him be say Nigeria go still survive.

  7. Ajilore Ajibola

    November 11, 2013 at 6:09 AM

    Weldone guy,am proud of you.

  8. obinna

    November 11, 2013 at 7:01 AM

    i am very sorry that you are born in nigeria, God sends genius to every country in this world,five million Germans can not write their names, but few in the country made them what they are today. we have over 100.000 genius in nigeria today, but they end up being kidnappers and criminals out of frustation. i was a good criminal, if it were to be in America it could have landed me in the post of FBI director, out of anger i used it to defraud millions from people untill i met JESUS CHRIST and since then my life never be the same again.

  9. D ONE E

    November 11, 2013 at 7:15 AM

    Genius………hnmm…… I sorry 4 9ja my country 4 wastin u pple.If dis boy is a chinese,i would ave started celibratin ur unborn generation.

  10. Saphire

    November 11, 2013 at 8:23 AM

    Like seriously nigerians are creative..go to aba..nnewi and see what those boys are creating everday….jst that our enviroment and fianace hinders them from striving….plis government should nt allow this talent to waste….God bless nigeria

  11. reachel

    November 11, 2013 at 8:46 AM

    Abeg na una type we need for Niaja.God inprove you in Jesus name. Amen.

  12. bezo

    November 11, 2013 at 8:53 AM

    This boy is just wasting his time, how can u be doing dis in naija, nobody will even recognise u, pls go and do better things with ur time,

  13. good

    November 11, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    Good job

  14. Cashier Ebruphiyor

    November 11, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    Wow! creativity is one big time.

  15. dammylad

    November 11, 2013 at 1:12 PM

    good jub,i belive that our president have reed this,bcs dey hav to do somethin to race you up

  16. Alhajikerim

    November 11, 2013 at 1:45 PM

    Pls keep it up my broda.

  17. Abraham Blessings

    November 11, 2013 at 2:36 PM

    Yes what an invention? The technological inventor at the age of 17 should be supported.
    Alhaj Dangote you have heard the story. Mrs Uju C. Ifejika you have heard the story of the secondary school boy. I beg you, do something to this unique young Nigerian.

    The Ministry of Science and Technology its your high time to act. I am writing to you from as far as East Africa. Honor your new generation of emerging scientists. Think of him at the age of 17. If he will be supported, think of him at the age of 34 ahead…
    -ab. Tanzania.

  18. Nuella

    November 11, 2013 at 3:15 PM

    my heart is filled with joy, am so happy seeing this. my dear ismaila i pray the Almighty God to assist you and help you achieve your goals in this life, Amen..Greatness is your name. no man nor woman will stand in your way becuz this dreams of yours, you must accomplish… kudos my brother, you are Bless.

  19. omolabake

    November 11, 2013 at 4:03 PM

    I hope those who dey carry money inside Gana must go every week in d name of being our law makers can see this ..

  20. mdoseni

    November 11, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    these are kind of the citizen we like to see develop instead of so-called bombing….good of you boy.keep it up

  21. Adekam

    November 11, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    May God continue 2 help him d more

  22. Ches de boy

    November 11, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    Dey should nt allow foreign investorz 2 confirm dat guy,cos we wil nt c him again if dey shld carry him 4rm naija

  23. Rolly

    November 11, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    His state govt should encourage him, I admire people like dis not some boy hiding in a plane putting passagers at risk n at d end of d day been call a hero mtchwwww.

  24. Asiwaju Olu' Mayungbe

    November 12, 2013 at 1:12 AM

    Where are the likes of Late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Chief Mobolaji Bank Anthony, Chief Mrs. Olufunmilayo Kuti and many more? What is wrong with Nigeria leaders? Why can’t the likes of Dangote, Alakija, Mike Adenuga and Nigeria government begin to sponsor our brilliant young minds in technology? Not too long ago, i read the story about the young two geniuses who invented and launched a semi rocket in the air in Eastern part of the country. Here is another one. These kids have stretched themselves too thin to get sponsors to be trained in the country or abroad to know avail. Various arms of the government were petitioned, but with futile efforts. All i read on the pages of Nigeria news papers is how all of these self centered fools in government loot the treasury and the so called rich donate billions of Naira to government’s pet projects for their ulterior motives. Technology rules the world and Nigeria is allowing brilliant minds to go to waste and become frustrated armed robbers. Oil will soon become obsolete. Mind is a terrible thing to waste. At the day of judgement, all of those greedy bastards that are looting Nigeria citizens treasury will melt in hell. My fellow Nigerians please stop glorifying these murderers called politicians. It is high time for ‘mutiny’ and to hell with glorification of thieves and haters of progress. They are embodiments of evil.

  25. fozya kr

    November 12, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    a job well done.hope you can lead the strayed nigerian criminals to use their evil talent in something wishes on ur least there is some hope for nigerians.

  26. Benjy

    November 13, 2013 at 1:18 PM

    God has been so faithful to us as a Nigerians but sometimes my heart bleed with the kind of leaders He gave us, Ismail may god see you through you will not be a waste talent

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