A 25 years old engineer from Nigeria, Jerry Mallo successfully designed and assembled Nigerian first carbon fibre car which he named ‘Bennie Purrie.’
The new car was unveiled at Transcorp Hilton in Abuja on Thursday, 28th November where the governor of Plateau state, Simon Lalung, chaired the occasion.
Speaking on Channels Television 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.