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Introducing TED Fellow: Mubarak Muhammad Abdullahi


One day, Mubarak Muhammad Abdullahi hopes to persuade the Nigerian government to invest in his aircraft manufacturing company. Abdullahi, who learned the rudiments of flying from the Internet, has spent years tinkering with old cars and motorbikes in his quest to construct his own chopper. He?? had some success, too, though to date his designs haven?? soared more than ten feet above the ground.

How exactly do you plan to change the world???

As part of my?ffortto promote science and technology inNigeria, Africa and the whole world, I want to open an engineering andresearchcompany, wheretalentlike me and others will have theopportunityto bring outtheirideas and put them into practice by sharing them with the othertalentsin the company, to find the solution on how toimproveit and makes it acceptable to the society or government. ??Thetalentswill be between the age of 10 and 25 years. All the necessary tools, machines, and materials will be provided by the company under proper safetyprecautions. To start a company like this would not cost a lot of money, and the return would be a lot.


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