This schoolboy, Chinecherem has made a huge impression on many Nigerians with his exhibition of talent in the art of craftsmanship and architecture. This mini duplex house built completely with just cardboard paper is one of the laudable and unique examples of President Buhari’s administrative plans To Produce Nobel Laureates In Sciences & Technology.
Nigeria is a “green land” (developing country) where everything and anything is possible including the possibility of excelling in the field of Science and Technology which has become the backbone of the other developed countries till date.
Just by chance, a Facebook user, Ugochinyere Doreen Obi, discovered and shared the photos of this talented boy on social media, on January 8 and it reads:
“Ran into this boy this evening at Ozubulu, Anambra state. You won’t believe, this boy single-handedly constructed this duplex, this is such a talent that won’t just die.”
“He is filled with dreams and ambitions. His name is Chinecherem, a JSS3 student of Archdeacon secondary school.”
“I can’t do more than giving him money and posting this wonderful handwork of his on facebook so pls kindly share this until it gets to the right person(s) that would help him achieve his dreams. He has to go far. Thanks!!!,”
As written in the “Principles Of Great Designs” by Richard Glover
“That which is beautiful is increasingly difficult to come by in a world where a premium is placed on speed, and things are made to be disposable. We often sacrifice real craftsmanship at the altar of expediency(haste). While we are still capable of recognizing the value of something that has been expertly constructed, we often choose the cheap and easy option instead.
He also defined craftsmanship – It is the quality that comes from creating with passion, care, and attention to detail. It is a quality that is honed, refined, and practiced over the course of a career. It is the quality that defines the difference between a Timex and a Rolex.
There has been similar promising exhibitions in other states in Nigeria such as Imo state, where a young man built the Nigeria first handmade Mini excavator and truck on a “Pilot Scale” operate and gave a detailed exhibition of how it works as it is on “Full Scale” operation.
The art of craftsmanship in Nigeria remains orthodox – a rich heritage, preserved in arts and handicrafts as a growing number of citizens still express some modicum of passion in handicrafts. Therefore, early potentials like these can only remain dominant in Nigeria if prominent individuals and government could Scout, Invest and Propel citizens such as these for the long-term benefit of the nation.