- Posted May 20, 2013 by
THE LAGOS THEME: First Amphibian Jet on Nigerian Soil
- sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer
This is Kehinde Durojaiye Obasenjo, a young Lagosian with a technological breakthrough in African aerodynamics by locally engineering the first amphibian jet on Nigerian soil. I met Kehinde, who had at some point in the past visited Silverbird television where I work, while driving by Bar-beach road, Victoria Island, Lagos, after observing a small crowd of people surrounding his craft. On this particular day he claimed to have exhausted the craft’s fuel and needed a little support to refill its tank. Sadly enough I could not be of much help to Kehinde as I would have loved to. It wasn’t one of those days I had loose change or spare cash on me, so the least I could do was to empathize with him by telling his story. I deeply feel Kehinde is one of those who deserve to be celebrated and supported for his ingenuity and invention. In other climes, Kehinde Durojaiye Obasenjo, whose amphibian jet has given him considerable publicity should have received some support financially or otherwise from the state to improve on his invention, but this is not the case.