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ANNUAL TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION EXPO TECHNO 2017 HELD AT THE EAGLE SQUARE, ABUJA

The Annual Technology and Innovation Expo Techno 2017 held at the Eagle Square, Abuja was all cheers for the made-in-Nigeria open-roofed car. It drove the Honourable Minister of Science and Technology Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu into the venue in his signature white and red outfit to the cheers of thousands at the Eagle Square, who were amazed at the sight of the iconic all-teak wooden bodied, two-seater convertible.

The manufacturer of the car named “Amara”, Ahmed Aliyu drove the car by himself to the admiration of all the participants and the camera men who struggled to take shots of him as the Minister acknowledged cheers from the public.

One unique feature about the “Amara”, part from its wooden frame, is its fuel efficiency: “I drove it (Amara) from Bida in Niger State which is about 250km to Abuja to showcase it to the world.
“It took me about 23 litres of fuel (about two timeses of refueling) to cover the distance.
Speaking further, Aliyu said ‘’Amara’’ runs on motor – bike engines and about “70% of the raw materials were locally sourced, except the engine, wheel and tyre”.
Aliyu hopes that he will get support to scale up and mechanize his production.