A young man, Ibitoye Olajide Micheal, has singlehandedly made a sports car. In an exclusive interview with Legit.ng, the man said that he is from Orin Ekiti in Ekiti state.
He had his secondary school education at the Polytechnic High School in Ibadan. He said he would have wanted to study mechanical engineering at the Olabisi Onabajo University but he was denied admission on two different occasions.
How he started
When his admission finally came, he was given plant science instead. The young man said he started building the car during his final year.
With a strong passion for machines, he decided that his first car will be the one built with his hands. On speaking about his challenges as an engineer, he said:
“The first one is money, I couldn’t get sponsors, the second is tools and the third is people perspective, what they say about the project but I didn’t allow those things to weigh me down.”
I saved my allawee
The man revealed that he spent a total number of four years to conclude the project. During his National Youth Service Crops programme, he was able to save 80% of his allowance to fund car production. Final year student built car