A young Harvard-trained Nigerian female, Jessica Matthews, has created and presented to President Goodluck Jonathan, an ‘electricity-generating football.’
Nigeria’s Minister for Industry, Trade and Investment, Olusegun Aganga, who oversaw the presentation, praised the multi-functionality of the product, stating that it could also be used as a mobile phone.
“We are also looking at the possibilities of manufacturing it in Nigeria and see how we can make it cheaper in this country. I am glad that Jessica has also agreed to be one of our Ambassadors in terms of promoting entrepreneurship in our universities”, Aganga said.
Reacting to the presentation, President Jonathan commended her creative and multi-talented nature – given that she ventured into applied sciences despite her academic career being limited to social sciences including psychology and economics.
He also pinpointed that the choice to launch such a unique product in her home country is proof of her patriotism.
The invention should provide an alternative and more suitably cheaper means of sourcing for energy as we, Nigerians, continue to employ strategies in our bid to provide adequately power for both our business and domestic uses