70-year-old Nigerian man who never went to school bags honorary doctorate degree after inventing fuelless generator and others

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A 70-year-old Nigerian inventor, Engr Hadi Usman, has been awarded an honorary doctorate degree in science by Gombe State University after inventing a fuelless generator and others.

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. 

Hadi who was said to have never attended a formal school established a radio station, and radio transmitter. He then a community radio station in January 1980.

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Danladi revealed that Hadi also built a generator that is not powered with fuel.

He added that the indigene of Jekadafari Ward of Gombe LGA, Gombe state memorized the Holy Qur’an at the age of 12.


Meanwhile, many Nigerians have commended the ingenuity of the man and urged the government to recognise his creativity.

@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.”

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