Meet Young Man Who Built Nigeria’s First Locally-Made Drone at 17, Many are Inspired By Him


A young Nigerian man identified as David Opateyibo is winning in the field of technology and inspiring many people aspiring to greatness.

At 17, he built Nigeria’s first locally-made drone which could fly 15 minutes in the air with a maximum altitude of 2000 feet, Face 2 Face Africa reports.

David Opateyibo built Nigeria's first locally made drone
The young man has continued to be an inspiration to many.
Photo credit: @dronerios
Source: Instagram notes that the drone is a high breed mix of existing drone components and locally fabricated material.

A look into his Instagram page, @dronerios, shows the progress the young man is making in the development of drones.

In one of the videos on his page, he could be seen test running a drone which he flew into the sky as onlookers watched.

Nigerians react to Opateyibo’s talent

@splufiknigerians on Instagram celebrated Opateyibo on its page and many Nigerians flooded the comment section to share their thoughts.

@anna__semii said:

“I wish there’s a tech school for kids like him . Though it’ll be freaking expensive.”

@kingaremu commented:

“Kudos to him.”

@prettychizzie wrote:

“not all heros wear cap, welldone boy.”

@mo_vickz said:

“Stars we love to see.”


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