Monday, January 28, 2013

Nigerian Youth Without Tetiary Education Builds Light Aircraft In Bayelsa State

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A young man from Brass LG in Bayelsa state, has decided to look past crude oil, the major source of wealth in the Niger Delta and explore other possibilities namely: Aviation.
Ifiemi Felagha, 36, built a light plane in the comfort of his homestead. The young man who works with an oil servicing firm, spent his leisure time over the past 8 years to bring his dream project - a light plane – to fruition which he named ‘Destiny.’
According to Felagha’s parents, they noticed from his childhood that he loved putting different things together although he achieved his latest feat even without a tertiary education.
The aircraft is however yet to take-off because Ifiemi is not a trained Pilot. He is now consulting with aviation experts but for now, he keeps moving the aircraft on his make-shift runway.
It will recalled that sometime last year, a young also built something similar from scrap, but no news has been heard on whether or not his ideas were appreciated by Government of corporate bodies. Hopefully,Ofiemi's case will be different.

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