A company in Finland has offered employment to a Nigerian drone maker, identified simply as Asabor, and has subsequently flown to the country.
This was disclosed on Twitter on Tuesday by a popular social media influencer, Harrison (@harrisonmbamara).
The 22-year-old Nigerian had frequently shared photos of his locally made drones on social media and attracted a lot of attention.
According to Harrison, a Finnish man, Mr. Ari Saartenoja, obviously impressed by what he saw online, subsequently contacted Asabor and offered him a job in his company.
Although the social media influencer posted an apparent photograph of the Nigerian on his flight to Finland, he did not disclose when he travelled.
“Finnish Company Flies 22 year Old Nigerian Drone maker to Finland. Mr Asabor usually shares his works online and favour smiled at him as Mr. Ari Saartenoja,a Finnish Man has flown him to Finland and offered him a job in his company. Another loss to Nigeria and Gain to Finland,” Harrison tweeted.
Many of the commentators who responded to the development lamented the continuous brain drain of Nigeria’s best brains to other countries, as well as the lack of an enabling environment by governments at all levels for young Nigerian technopreneurs
See their reactions below:
Nigeria will forever be fucked if we keep losing our best brains to the west. It’s crazy how our govt act unbothered and won’t notice shi but people from miles away will
— HIM. Mr. Ola 🦧- 🦍- (OG) (@ulsherlan) August 24, 2021
We're losing everything. Money, natural resources, Human resources, lives… Everything
— WUCCII (@WUCCII_Music) August 24, 2021
As if Nigeria care about loses 🤷♀️😁 Multitude of people die with their talents everyday, Nigeria simply dont care. Had he stayed back in Nigeria, his talents would have been rendered useless. Yes, a gain to him & Finland.
— Yabaz (@Yabazidon) August 24, 2021
Nigeria govt past and present have no idea on what to do with young talents in Nigeria.
— Inyangaeze (@jeomaltd) August 24, 2021
Ironically, Nigeria will be the first to buy the finished product whenever it is out. With the kind of leaders we have, Nigeria will not be able to compete with other countries.
— Olubunmi MAYAKI (@OlubunmiMayaki) August 24, 2021
Celebrating this awesome Nigerian, irrespective of where he goes. Most Nigerian youths are creative, innovative and hardworking. They forth the path for themselves rather than spend time blame-gaming,
— #Notoracism, #Leadership, #Proudlyafrican, (@aakintoye) August 24, 2021
Nigerian leaders and entrepreneurs will unlook you and your talent until you are completely wasted in a one-room apartment with 5 kids running the rat race until death.
Nigeria has zero regards for talents.
Wait until claim him when he succeeds in Finland.
— Julius D'Genius (@JuliusD_genius) August 24, 2021
Nigeria had lost another Philip emeagwali to Finland , which is very nice for him , because many like him with excellent talent are wasting in Nigeria due to failed system
— Ejiofor Onyishi (@EjioforOnyishi) August 24, 2021
We will keep losing our bright minds to other countries. Our own country wants to strangle the private sector with every opportunity, forgetting that the public sector cannot employ.
— TiKay🇨🇵🇦🇷 (@KaralThel) August 24, 2021
I remember watching a lot of TikTok videos of his
He makes his RC planes from plywood. His consistency >>>>>>
— B R I G H Tシ︎ (@AdigweBright) August 24, 2021
This is what happens with a government who are clueless in science, technology and innovation.
As usual, Nigeria is donating their top talents to the developed world at their own developmental expense.
I wish him success.
As for Nigeria 🇳🇬,…. Never mind. https://t.co/Kjy834SX9Q
— Emeka Azuka Okoye (@EmekaOkoye) August 24, 2021
You can't lose what you don't want. https://t.co/1rjVL17Gjl
— Demola Of Lagos (@OmoGbajaBiamila) August 24, 2021
😂 😂 😂
If he presented his drones to the Nigerian government, one useless civil servant in one of those useless MDAs would probably be asking him for a bribe before looking at his drone.
That useless and corrupt civil servant is the father or mother of some of us on this app. https://t.co/oTa7ola7LI
— TwItTa PsYChoLoGiST (@kabasa007) August 24, 2021