17-Year-Old Polytechnic Student Leads The Construction Of The First Locally Made Drone In Nigeria

David Opateyibo, 17-year-old, a student of Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH) has helped in the construction of the first locally-made drone in Nigeria. According to report, the first prototype of a locally-made drone was recently constructed at the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH).

Speaking on the achievement, authorities of the Lagos state government have reportedly said that if fully developed, the drone and others could be deployed for security surveillance in the state. 

Speaking in an interview, David said: “Aside from using drones for aerial surveillance, you can also use them for aerial photography and videography, or for broadcasting, incidence control or pipeline and power line inspection. You can also use drones in agriculture, to analyze farm produce.” 

The drone which was constructed from a high breed mix of existing drone components and locally fabricated material, is said to fly normally, but David says there is a lot more room for improvement. 

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