The Gombe State University, Gombe, on Saturday, honoured a 70-year-old inventor, Engr. Hadi Usman with a honorary Doctorate degree.
The 70-year-old inventor who never attended any formal education, is famous for many inventions and discoveries he made.
Hadi Usman, an electronic technician and a gifted innovator based in Jekadafari, Gombe State, Nigeria created a cooking stove that uses water and air pressure to generate fire.
Engr. Hadi was the first inventor in Nigeria who established a vespa Engine, telephone, in the 1970s.
Hadi recently invented a generator that doesn’t use any form of fuel. He has been inventing and innovating uncommon kinds of stuff in the past.
The 70-year-old is known for his remarkable innovation in putting together a radio transmitter and running a community radio station which he did On 23rd January 1980
Hadi Usman, an electronic technician, told reporters that his desire to invent the stove was to subsidize the cost of using kerosene and gas amidst the rise in the price of cooking gas despite the economic hardship in the country.
Hadi Usman calls on the federal government of the Republic of Nigeria to assist him in mass-producing his water-powered cooking stove in order to reduce the adverse effects that the rising price of cooking gas has on Nigerians.
Hadi Usman said, “this is an opportunity for me to prove to the world that old people in Africa can also solve real-life problems affecting the society”.
The 70-year-old said since the broadcast of his latest invention he has received over 500 calls.
Multiple reports on Mr Usman Hadi’s invention said it has attracted global attention from the US, Germany and other countries amid calls for national recognitions from tertiary institutions across Nigeria and also the government.