Nigerian inventor, Engr Hadi Usman, has been awarded an honorary doctorate degree in science by Gombe State University.
According to the Senior Special Assistant on Media to Gombe State Governor, Safianu Danladi Mairiga on X, Usman was given the degree at the recently concluded 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th combined convocation of Gombe State University.
It was reported that Usman had invented a stove that runs on water. Other inventions by the talented man include a radio station, a radio transmitter, a Vespa engine helicopter and a telephone (handset).
Danladi revealed that Usman also built a generator that is not powered with fuel and yet had no formal education.
He added that the indigene of Jekadafari Ward of Gombe LGA, Gombe state memorized the Holy Qur’an at the age of 12. Danladi shared a picture of Usman seated while rocking an academic robe.
People commend Hadi Usman
@YusufNasir_Ahmd said: “Actually, that water generator and water stove will never reach the market.
“A free energy innovation will never reach the market.”
@Dammyjah2040 said: “Guess what he doesn’t flaunt nu.des or six packs… Big company won’t invest in him.”
@gboladeogundele said: “Very amazing. Wow. “I hope the concerned government MDAs can improve on it and produce it on larger scale for sale in Nigeria and export. Of course, the trademark should be for the inventor.
“God bless Nigeria.”
@papaanache said: “Why has the Nigerian elites not harness this man’s potential? We don’t value talent in Nigeria and it’s very bad.
It’s not even about the government, even the rich people could invest in this pure talent. It’s clearly going to be profitable and will put Nigeria in a higher pedes.”
@MahmoodSalisu said: “With just small funding, the likes of mallam Hadi would have done wonders and become an inspiration to many like minds to emulate him.
But no, we will rather be stealing public funds and building houses in Dubai.”
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Meet 70-Year Old Inventor Who Never Attended Formal Education
Engr Hadi Usman, an inventor who established a radio station, Radio transmitter, Vespa engine helicopter, telephone (handset) etc in 1970s,
The inventor also recently invented a generator that doesn't use any form of… pic.twitter.com/qF25810rVF
— Safianu Danladi Mairiga (@Safiyanudm) October 7, 2023