The young engineer designed and assembled the carbon fibre car in jos. The new car was unveiled at Transcorp Hilton in Abuja on Thursday, 28th November and the governor of Plateau state, Simon Lalung, was present at the occasion.
Jerey Mallo is a 25years old Nigerian Engineer whom dropped out from an engineering institution in London. Despite being unable to complete his education at the University of Hertfordshire, Mallo started building tractors and grinding machines.
He has now has successfully designed and assembled Nigerian first carbon fibre car which he named ‘Bennie Purrie.’
Speaking on Channels Television on ‘Sunrise Daily’ on Friday after the unveiling of the car, the plateau born engineer said the car is not available yet adding that the first batch was only for testing and to notify the general public that such cars can be produced in Nigeria. He then added that in 2 years time, the car would be available at a cheap rate.
“In Europe, we learnt that making the car is just half of the challenge, and selling it is the other half; Africa is usually is the target place to sell these vehicles, so I feel there’s a big market for it here.