A 67-year-old man, Hadi Usman, has invented a cooking stove that uses water and air as fuel to generate fire.
Mr Usman, an electronic technician, based in Jekadafari, Gombe State in Nigeria, said his desire to invent the stove was to subsidize the cost of using kerosene and gas for the poor.
The gifted Gombe technician, in a documentary shown on Wonderland TV about his exploits monitored by PRNigeria said, he has been inventing products since the 70s and 80s.
“On 23rd January 1980, GASKIYA TA FI KWABO, a vernacular tabloid published by the defunct Nigerian Newspaper reported how I assembled a radio transmitter and operated a community radio station in Gombe metropolis. I have a copy here.”
“Since the broadcast of my latest invention by Wonderland TV, I have received over 500 phone calls over the project.”
“I wish relevant institutions and bodies can support towards patenting the project for mass production to at least help the poor without buying kerosene or gas to cook their food.”
PRNigeria gathered that the WTV’s report on Mr Usman attracted global attention from countries like US, Germany and other countries amid massive recognitions from tertiary institutions across Nigeria.
It is yet to be confirmed if Gombe State University, the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation and the Northeast Development Commission (NEDC) have fulfilled their promises to support him after the broadcast by WTV.