Inspirational|Nigerian Engineer Designs and Builds a ‘100% Nigerian’ tractor named ‘ijodo’.

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UK-trained Nigerian engineer Timothy Addigi Terfa is getting ready to launch a Nigerian-built tractor. 

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Mr Terfa said: “I designed and built this tractor, which is 100% Nigerian, with a team of skilled individuals.”

He has called the tractor Ijodo, meaning labour in the Tiv language.

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The tractor is designed with different attachments to cover a variety of farm jobs.

For many, agriculture is still manual in Nigeria because of the high cost of farm machinery.

It is not clear how much this tractor will cost when it goes on the market.

Mr Terfa wants to inspire others:

My greatest desire is that someone out there will be encouraged and motivated to do something with the ideas they have to make Nigeria better.”

BBC
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