Hope Emmanuel has become an internet sensation for building an excavator prototype using aluminium and wood.
The yellow-painted machine built by the talented lad is remote-controlled.
The Akwa Ibom indigene who had built a similar machine in 2019 told BBC News Pidgin that it took him 2 years to arrive at.
Hope creates whatever he imagines
While revealing that getting the body parts needed in building the machine cost him N200, the 17-year-old said that he didn’t learn or wasn’t taught how to create things.
According to Hope, he creates whatever his imagination pictures. In the short video, the young boy demonstrated the use of the excavator prototype by using it to carry and offload sand.