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Photos: Nigerian Graduate, NYSC Corper Built Drones, Critics Say It’s Made In China

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Dec 16, 2014 – Pictures: Drone Allegedly Built By NYSC Corper Likely Bought Online

Nigerian Student, NYSC Corper Built Surveillance Drones, Critics Say It’s Made In China

The story making round in Nigeria is that of an NYSC Corper, Olaolu Ayoola who claimed he built a drone from scratch.

From the look of things, the guy might have succeeded in fooling Nigerians because the drone in question looks like a finished product and not like the ones made from raw materials.

Here is what critics are saying about Ayoola’s invention:

The drone in question is a finished product with remote control and not a prototype because the specifications of the drone – duration, altitude is the same with what you have in the market, the package came from China, he should show us his workshop. I am tired of people going to China to get a customized product and confuse the masses as their inventions.

For the records, there are companies selling drone assembly kits online, they will send you the instruction manual to assemble it yourself. It’s likely one of those.

Another critic said:

“I just dey laugh here Ooo my brother, drone full stores here for my neighborhood yafum,yafum… My question to the smart corper boy is simple, how and where did he get his raw materials from to manufacture his drones components ?
A basic chines made toy drone in Chinese stores costs less than $100 US, so why’s this fool of a coper fooling Nigerians back home ?”

nysc corper built dronesAyoola with his drone

Hear what Ayoola said about his invention:

“This type of drone, if fully developed, can be used by farmers. You can deploy it to fly round a farm of about 20 hectares and you will monitor what is going on.

“It can also be used to monitor traffic situation and flooded areas. I spent over N20,000 to build it, but I can do something with a bigger capacity and which will stay for hours on air if fund is available.”

A fellow corper said jokingly that his brothers or sisters overseas might have sent it to him as a Christmas gift…Hahaha Nigerians!!!.



  1. Adanna Ike

    December 16, 2014 at 6:40 AM

    let dem go to china and buy their own
    dey r bad belle people

  2. la

    December 16, 2014 at 7:19 AM

    Career killers!

  3. wunmi

    December 16, 2014 at 7:55 AM

    It will be hard for Nigeria to be like other develop country becos we don’t encourage and believe in ourselves

  4. Bankole Jones

    December 16, 2014 at 8:44 AM

    i am not amazed towards the jobless critics, You see now, A Nigerian Boy invented something good, People are saying is made in china. So Chinese people are the only doing something good ? You critics are dreaming of the past, Anyway, I salute Olaolu Ayoola, A Yoruba boy, I greet you my brother, May God Almighty increase you in wisdom and empower you with more knowledge and understanding to fulfill your dreams in life. Shame to all critics wherever they may be – Bankole Jones

  5. Temilola

    December 16, 2014 at 8:58 AM


  6. clifford

    December 16, 2014 at 9:48 AM

    Originality or no originality, If i were the guy i would have changed the entire chips in the mother board and add some other few intelligent contents to make it look indigineous. he wasnt smart enough

    • iron bar

      December 16, 2014 at 3:21 PM

      I concur..he wasn’t smart enough to differentiate btw a finished product used in assembling the equipment.he would have used local materials from the scratch.let him try harder

  7. Choms

    December 16, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    Don’t mind the critics, let them do their own so that we can see, more grace my dear very soon the whole world will here about you & look for you.

  8. Ramses

    December 16, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    We never appreciate our brain. Go ahead. May God assists you to go far. If it was OBJ or GEJ or another authority kid, they will consider. Courage and have faith.

  9. Okoro JC

    December 16, 2014 at 3:20 PM

    This guy z jobless. If he’s bizily engaged, he wouldn’t hv had time n money(20k) to waste on such useless venture. I doubt if he’s stable in d first place. How can a man of his age act like a toddler? Drone indd! U want to b a plane producer..nonsense

  10. Bench

    December 16, 2014 at 3:55 PM

    Hahaha! This man is build winch wey they fly for pipul farm. That thing fit steal casava o! I am warning. Make we no let am to be disiving us, na 419 winch he is say na drone. Small time casava go loss for farm.

  11. Ogie Paul

    December 16, 2014 at 4:12 PM

    My guy jst dey ur lane..dese critics go dey talk anyhow..ur work is revolutionary,follow ur dreams broda…Nigeria is a dream killer!

  12. okonta

    December 16, 2014 at 5:28 PM

    i am ashamed that a whole punch news can be fooled by this fraudster that you call a corps member. visit this link to see that this thing is sold everywhere, , it is called a quadcopter. This is the kind of Nigeria we live in where even first ladies are so primitive upon all the loot and trips allover the world, yet they don’t learn anything. Imagine foreigners abroad reading this news, they will laugh there heads off. Its a shame :(

  13. mara

    December 16, 2014 at 6:28 PM

    This is a ready made drones, i have just the same, but a little more bigger in my compound, i bought in Europe.

  14. D Hunter

    December 17, 2014 at 3:29 AM

    Heeeey long tym no c @ Iron Bar. Hw far nah?

    @ Critics, fellow Nigerians, letz gv diz guy a chance. Weda he made d Drone himslf or nt.
    It iz posibl dat he actualy made it.
    It is posibl dat it was sent 2 him as as a Christmas gift, wateva. Bt if U ask Me, I wld lk him 2 produce more wt dffrnt designs letz c.

  15. Nice

    December 18, 2014 at 11:12 AM

    For you church mind na u build that stuff. De there the mumu ur mumu self. Something were my kid bro has too. So na him follow build him own

  16. victor

    April 10, 2017 at 12:15 PM

    guy take it easy, the guy at least try small, but yes its made in china, he did not invent it, but i am sure given the right support he can do more, i have been flying fixed wing drones for a long time now, i even fly out 25km and back, i buy all the parts from china and put them together… but if he is supported he can do it, but all the electronics has to be sourced from outside, we never reach that stage yet..

    the delta guy should be applauded more cause he really built the frame from scratch, but electronics was sourced from outside… my thoughts

  17. Oghenefejiro

    April 28, 2017 at 10:27 PM

    if Nigerian’s are encouraged a lot will be made out of Nigeria

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