NIgeria Young Engineer launches home made rocket in Kaduna

Published On: March 2, 2011, 6:00 am
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A 28-year-old graduate of Mechanical Engineering from the Federal University of Technology (FUT) Minna, Shehu Saleh Balami has launched a solid-fuel rocket in Kaduna.

Speaking to Daily Trust yesterday in Kaduna, Balami said he took interest in rockets when he was a kid.

He said he was able to invent the solid-fuel rocket with support from friends under the aegis of Movement for the Propagation of Science and Technology in Nigeria, adding that he has also started research on how to make a remote controlled aircraft, a project he intends to embark on shortly.

According to him, he produced the two rockets with 100 per cent local content at an approximate cost of N30, 000 each.

He lamented that Nigeria after 50 years of independence still relies on advanced countries for satellite due to lack of conducive atmosphere for indigenous talented inventors to strive. Balami said there was a need for the Federal Government to provide an enabling environment for science and technology inventors in the country if it wishes to attain the desired Vision 20:2020.

“If the government pays attention to local science and technology inventors and support them financially, I believe very strongly that one day, we will be able to build our own satellite or the engine that will take the satellite into space,” he said.



-- sasod (m) at 2-03-2011 09:52AM
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this is great news plz govt rise up to responsibility
GOD BLESS NIGERIA
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-- princedafe (m) at 2-03-2011 10:13AM
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terrorist recruit in making
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-- chicanorose (f) at 2-03-2011 11:03AM
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NAIJA IS REALLY BLESSED WITH ALOT OF TALENTS................... AT-LEAST MAKE THEM HEAR GOOD NEWS FROM US. NO BE 419 EVERYTIME

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-- charlimore (m) at 2-03-2011 05:46PM
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guys...pls giv dis guy som credit....young generation of nigerians re thinkng positive nd dey need encouragement....
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-- Larrydoh (m) at 2-03-2011 05:56PM
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Quote from: princedafe on  2-03-2011 10:13AM
terrorist recruit in making
  U AR A BIG TIME FOOL FOR THAT STATEMENT.IS IT BECUS THE GUY IS A MUSLIM?
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-- pholake (f) at 2-03-2011 06:01PM
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Great news...a nice departure from the killings, burnings, molesting and kidnappings
More power to your elbow......
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-- monday3 (m) at 2-03-2011 06:07PM
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Quote from: Larrydoh on  2-03-2011 05:56PM
Quote from: princedafe on  2-03-2011 10:13AM
terrorist recruit in making
  U AR A BIG TIME FOOL FOR THAT STATEMENT.IS IT BECUS THE GUY IS A MUSLIM?
don't mind the rubish pig,fool.muslim or christain the guy did a very wonderfull work.
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-- sobeit (m) at 2-03-2011 06:07PM
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Quote from: princedafe on  2-03-2011 10:13AM
terrorist recruit in making
try and appreciate progress.
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-- Fashalyn (f) at 2-03-2011 06:11PM
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Good to hear!!!
hope the govt will support him?

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-- Youngstoriez (m) at 2-03-2011 06:13PM
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Great news.....GOD BLESS US!!
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-- mafiaa (f) at 2-03-2011 06:14PM
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Quote from: princedafe on  2-03-2011 10:13AM
terrorist recruit in making

its obvious that you'r a jealous fool...this guy has done something with his brain n this IS what you have to say?

Mchew, BRAINLESS ANUOFIA!
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-- SNYPER (m) at 2-03-2011 06:38PM
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Impressive! how i wish Govt use dis opportunity n rise 2 its responsibility...
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-- john2011_4life (m) at 2-03-2011 06:43PM
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Quote from: princedafe on  2-03-2011 10:13AM
terrorist recruit in making


maybe u are to be investigated to see if that is what u are. what can u do.
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-- Teeteeylaryor (f) at 2-03-2011 06:47PM
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nice try

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-- john2011_4life (m) at 2-03-2011 07:03PM
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Quote from: princedafe on  2-03-2011 10:13AM
terrorist recruit in making


maybe u are to be investigated to see if that is what u are. what can u do.
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-- macto (m) at 2-03-2011 07:15PM
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Great, I hope you get some financial backing for this achievement.
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-- derbi (m) at 2-03-2011 07:22PM
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killing weapon made in kaduna, two kids  create fueless generator in lagos, why the cars company in enugu is doing very well, ur dream is what u have, some dream of war why some dream of peace and progress, it depend on what is apening around u that can tell what u can give Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
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-- DMG17 (m) at 2-03-2011 07:38PM
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Quote from: WhoBdat on  2-03-2011 06:00AM
A 28-year-old graduate of Mechanical Engineering from the Federal University of Technology (FUT) Minna, Shehu Saleh Balami has launched a solid-fuel rocket in Kaduna.

Speaking to Daily Trust yesterday in Kaduna, Balami said he took interest in rockets when he was a kid.

He said he was able to invent the solid-fuel rocket with support from friends under the aegis of Movement for the Propagation of Science and Technology in Nigeria, adding that he has also started research on how to make a remote controlled aircraft, a project he intends to embark on shortly.

According to him, he produced the two rockets with 100 per cent local content at an approximate cost of N30, 000 each.

He lamented that Nigeria after 50 years of independence still relies on advanced countries for satellite due to lack of conducive atmosphere for indigenous talented inventors to strive. Balami said there was a need for the Federal Government to provide an enabling environment for science and technology inventors in the country if it wishes to attain the desired Vision 20:2020.

“If the government pays attention to local science and technology inventors and support them financially, I believe very strongly that one day, we will be able to build our own satellite or the engine that will take the satellite into space,” he said.





"Dear Brother Shehu Saleh Balami. You Are A "Hero" To Nigeria. People Like You Put Nigeria On The World's Center Stage. I Wish The Nigerian Government Would Respond Fast And Support You With Your Record Breaking Project"


                                                      CJ, 2011.


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-- DMG17 (m) at 2-03-2011 07:39PM
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Quote from: sasod on  2-03-2011 09:52AM
this is great news plz govt rise up to responsibility
GOD BLESS NIGERIA



"A Record Breaking Project. Nigeria We Fly Sky-High"


                                         CJ, 2011.
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