The efforts of the Federal government through the Youth and Sports Ministry to create enabling environment for innovativeness and entrepreneurship amongst the youths, already yielding positive fruits. An indigenous company called BENNIE, has produced a machine to curb and stop the spread of COVID-19 in Nigerian.
The ministry under the visionary leadership of Mr Sunday Dare has challenged youths to key into its programmes and initiatives that would build their capacity for Digital Skills, Entrepreneurship and Work place Experience in fiat accomplice to its mandate of creating opportunities for youths to come up with ideas and innovative thinking on how to produce sanitizers and sundry items with a promise of partnership with any such youth. Also quite commendable was the production of face masks and hand sanitizers by members of the National Youth Service Corp ( NYSC ) from Nasarawa state with a token presentation to the ministry, received by the Permanent Secretary, Mr Gabriel Aduda in Abuja.
Jerry Malo, the young innovator from Jos, Plateau state, answered this clarion call through the engineering and production of a dual purpose Sanitizing/Washing machine equipment, fitted with a water tank and a hose pipe for draining dirty water; effectively complementing efforts of the FG to stop the spread of COVID-19 amongst the citizenry.
To this end, the ministry will be supporting the young innovator with the sponsorship of the production of additional five (5) equipment. It is believed that this would encourage more innovative and creative ideas amongst our youths.
Indeed the adage that says : ‘The value of an idea lies in its usage to mankind” cannot be more apt.