My in­spi­ra­tion came from hard­ship –Mallo, 25-y

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Jerry Mallo, 25, the CEO of Ben­nie Agro and Ben­nie Tech­nolo­gies Lim­ited, re­cently made a fi­bre glass car. He tells TOLUWALOPE KA­REEM how he was able to achieve the feat and his other plans

(com­pa­nies) in the man­u­fac­tur­ing world. We want to be­come one of the gi­ants of man­u­fac­tur­ing in Africa.

Apart from agri­cul­tural equip­ment au­to­mo­biles, what else are you work­ing on?

You should just wait. You will see it all.

What would you say pre­pared you for all you have been able to achieve at just 25 years old?

(As far as I’m con­cerned, we haven’t done any­thing great). I don’t know why peo­ple feel 25 is a young age. I ac­tu­ally feel old at that age.

I am self-trained. I tu­tored my­self on the In­ter­net, learn­ing from peo­ple that are ahead of me. A lot of peo­ple feel that it has a lot to do with the uni­ver­sity I at­tended but I don’t think so, be­cause vir­tu­ally ev­ery­thing (I know) is self taught.

What is your ed­u­ca­tional back­ground? and

I was an arts stu­dent in sec­ondary school. I only switched to sciences when I wanted to write the se­nior sec­ondary cer­tifi­cate ex­ams. I even­tu­ally stud­ied En­gi­neer­ing in the uni­ver­sity. How­ever, I feel more of an arts stu­dent than an en­gi­neer­ing stu­dent.

For my el­e­men­tary ed­u­ca­tion, I at­tended King’s School, Gana Ropp, in Plateau State. And for my post-el­e­men­tary ed­u­ca­tion, I went to Boys Sec­ondary School, Gindiri, Plateau State. I pro­ceeded to the Uni­ver­sity of Hert­ford­shire, UK.

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