According to Splufik Nigerians, Danladi was only seven years old when he started going to his father’s shop to watch how he repaired different bicycles. A decade later, having developed much
interest, he decided to drop out of Rimi College, Kaduna to venture into welding after which he became a motorcycle mechanic.
Ibrahim now uncouples and repair things formerly strange to him. One of his many inventions is a two-wheel motorcycle he reconstructed to a tricycle shaped like a lady’s shoe.
“I was mocked but I did not give up,” said the 23-year-old.
“I’m very happy to have proved myself worthy against the doubts of so many people who felt I was just wasting my time. They watched me as I made those unique items and I’m glad I’ve never been involved in any form of accident.
“I have been riding it for two years now and I did the test drive on a distance of about 25 km. Along the way, the police overtook me and asked me to park and I complied. I thought they wanted to arrest me, but to my astonishment, they brought out their phones and took a snapshot of me.”
According to Danladi, no government agency like the NBTI, NDE or a technical institution like Kaduna Polytechnic or Technical College Malali has ever contacted him on how he can develop or teach youngsters in a joint partnership. He also urges parents to encourage their children to acquire skills, especially when they are still young.