A 67-year-old man in Nigeria, Hadi Usman, has invented a cooking stove that uses water and air pressure to generate fire.
This comes amid hikes in the price of gas and kerosene in Nigeria and across part of the sub-region, including Ghana.
Usman, an electronic technician, based in Jekadafari, Gombe State, said his desire to invent the stove was to subsidize the cost of using kerosene and gas.
The gifted Gombe technician, in a documentary on Wonderland TV about his exploits monitored by Techgh24, said he has been inventing products since the 70s and 80s but does not get the necessary help for mass production and commercialization.
He said: “On 23rd January 1980, GASKIYA TA FI KWABO, a vernacular tabloid published by the defunct Nigerian Newspaper, reported how I assembled a radio transmitter and operated a community radio station in Gombe metropolis.
“I still have a copy here,” he said.
According to him, since the broadcast of his latest invention by Wonderland TV, he has received over 500 phone calls about the project.
“I wish relevant institutions and bodies can support towards patenting the project for mass production to at least help the without buying kerosene or gas to cook their food by using water.”
Meanwhile, reports said Usman’s story attracted global attention from the US, Germany and other countries amid national recognitions from tertiary institutions across Nigeria.
But it is yet to be confirmed if Gombe State University, Nigeria’s Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation and the North East Development Commission of Nigeria have fulfilled their promises to support the inventor after the broadcast.