The Nigerian Who Invented A Solid-Fuel Rocket

Shehu Saleh Balami

A young #Nigerian inventor, Shehu Saleh Balami in 2008. The graduate of Mechanical Engineering from the Federal University of Technology Minna, Niger State, thought of the idea of creating a rocket which could run on solid fuel and created it.


Balami produced two solid fuel rockets and launched his invention at the new Kaduna Millennium City Road in Kaduna State. The rockets were subsequently modified in 2011. His invention is the first of its kind globally.

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