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Nigerian engineer designs and builds a ‘100% Nigerian’ tractor

UK-trained Nigerian engineer Timothy Addigi Terfa is getting ready to launch a Nigerian-built tractor.

Nigerian engineer designs and builds a '100% Nigerian' tractor
Nigerian engineer designs and builds a ‘100% Nigerian’ tractor

Mr Terfa said: “I designed and built this tractor, which is 100% Nigerian, with a team of skilled individuals.”

He has called the tractor Ijodo, meaning labour in the Tiv language.

The tractor is designed with different attachments to cover a variety of farm jobs.

UK-trained Nigerian engineer Timothy Addigi Terfa is getting ready to launch a Nigerian-built tractor
UK-trained Nigerian engineer Timothy Addigi Terfa is getting ready to launch a Nigerian-built tractor

For many, agriculture is still manual in Nigeria because of the high cost of farm machinery.

Some Ijodo tractors have been sold, but the engineer is looking for more investment.

Mr Terfa wants to inspire others:

“My greatest desire is that someone out there will be encouraged and motivated to do something with the ideas they have to make Nigeria better.”