Igboland mourns the death of one of the very best minds; a very known, respected and renowned Scientist and Inventor, Engr.Dr.Ezekiel Izuogu, from Ideato North LGA of Imo State.
In 1997, a brilliant Igbo Electrical Engineer and Lecturer at the Federal polytechnic Nekede, Dr. Ezekiel Izuogu designed and developed the Izuogu Z-600, the first African indigenous manufactured car.
In a report by Ifeanyi Cy Njoku posted on social media the car was described by the BBC as ‘ the African dream machine as 90% of its parts were sourced locally. At a projected sales cost of 2000 dollars, it would have taken the world by storm and become the cheapest and most affordable car on earth. With mass production planned under Izuogu Motors plant in Naze owerri, the prospects of an industrial revolution in Igbo land and Nigeria, was in the making.
According to family sources, the African foremost Car inventor and manufacturer died early today, July 18th, 2020.
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