16-Year-Old Boy In Aba Constructs A Prototype Lamp (Photos)

A 16-year-old boy in Aba, Abia State, has constructed a prototype lamp for people living around his environment who are traders.




Below is how a social media user, Nature Boy9, shared the story in a popular online platform;

“The 16-year-old boy in Aba (Abia State) named ‘Uchenna Okwu Sunday,’ whom I told you I saw his creativity in Aba previously; has constructed a prototype lamp for people living around who are Traders.

“The story I heard is that him (Uchenna), have been repairing electrical fault in people’s houses and teaches his mates which has made him more popular in his area. Recently, a man-trader came to him and asked him to help construct a lamp which will produce light while he sells at evening due to power failure in such area.

“I was surprised to hear that in less than 24 hours, Uchenna has constructed this prototype lamp and gave to the man-trader. In addition, when other Traders saw it, they were amazed and they demanded he constructs for them too at which he sells N200 each.

“When I interviewed him on how he constructed the lamp, I learnt he used a rubber type of plate, four pieces of wires, batteries, a plain wood, a burnt electric bulb that he inserted a torch bulb inside. This boy you see is a school-drop-out in his SS3 due to financial issues.”



  1. Would like to reach the boy and help him finish his SS3. He could even become an electrical engineer. That ingenuity should not be restricted to Aba.

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