- 1. Chukwudi Ibobo
Chukwudi Ibobo is a wonder boy. Those who know him well, and have heard of him, never fail to wonder at the master piece this young child has been putting on display to thrill passersby at his No. 29, Upper Queen street, Asaba where he has a workshop. As he demonstrates his innovations one cannot but imagine that something great is about to happen in the auto and engineering industry in Nigeria.
Ibobo a JSS 3 student of Technical College Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State has been able to produce prototypes or toy vehicles, such as sports cars, trucks of different sizes, helicopters, caterpillars and robots of different sizes.
At his workshop master Ibobo who uses most of his free time in the afternoon after school to showcase his talents, such as a caterpillar, he would scoop a handful of sand from the ground, move closer to a truck and load it with sand. The truck would in turn move some meters away from the workshop, unload its content on the ground and move back to the workshop. On the other hand, the robot which is about two feet in height would be made to carry a small plastic bucket of water. It will move some few metres away and come back to empty the bucket of water in front of the workshop.
The combat ready military helicopter with two blades and not more than two feet in length, would be made to rise sometimes about 10feet above the ground. Controlled by the whiz kid, the helicopter would land gently and safely on the ground. There is also a small sports car which Ibobo also make to run up and down the street with its siren blaring, and the headlamp, beaming to the admiration of onlookers.
The latest innovation form the whiz kid is hails from Otolokpo in Ika Local Government Area of Delta State is a prototype train with several coaches. The train is made to move on a circled rail with its horns blasting, just like a normal train on the move. How he made all this things to work remains his secret. Unfortunately, Ibobo is from a poor family. His mother, who is a widow, lives in the village while he lives with his elder brother in a two room apartment in Agbor. He believes he can do more than what he is doing only if he could get the much needed assistance to go to a better school where he can learn more about his line of career.
I love kids; they are most adorable, just seeing their cute innocent eyes always reminds me of what it was like growing up. (Giggles) I remember forming those strong imaginary biceps, like [she pretends to flex her muscles
See my power! (Giggles)
I was really out to save the world, especially after watching Voltron! (Giggles) And really, kids might not save the world but hey, they can really be heroic in their little way.
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You will be so surprised when you hear what the past winners of the Indomie Independence Heroes Award did.
Check this out, a young boy named Terkimber Chia helped rescue three military officers who were near death after their Dornier Nigeria Air Force plane crash in 2006. Amazing isn’t it? This young boy heroically helped save three military officers, now that’s cool.
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You know like me, growing up I didn’t get to save the world but I saved my dog from being run over by my father’s car, wow I still remember the feeling. (Chuckle) What? I can hear you laughing at me. So you think mine is not heroic enough? Well, let’s hear about the superman in you…
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