About Jelani Aliyu… The Nigerian designer of Chevrolet car..winning an award by the United States Environmental Protection Agency for the most fuel-efficient vehicle in the market.

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Jelani Aliyu... Photo credit: Answersafrica.com

Jelani Aliyu is a Nigerian, hails from Sokoto state, born in 1966 .  He attended Capital School, Sokoto in 1971 and In 1978, he gained admission into Federal Government College, Sokoto, and graduated in 1983 with an award as best in Technical Drawing.  He enrolled in the Birnin Kebbi Polythechnic in Kebbi state, where he earned a degree in Architecture and graduated as the best all-round student.

In 1990, Aliyu moved to Detroit, Michigan to enroll at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit under a Sokoto Schorlarship board sponsorship. After spending sometime with an American multinational corporation that designs and markets vehicles, General Motors. GM vehicles are sold under various brands such as, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, e.t.c . He moved on to begin  his career as a design staff at General Motors in 1994 . In 2007, He designed the Chevrolet Volt car which is a battery-powered, extended range passenger vehicle, has an electric generator powered by an internal combustion engine with the capacity of 62 kW.  Also, it has a fuel tank capacity of 45 liters the fuel tank combined with the battery charge gives it enough to run for about 640 miles.  On April 13, 2017 Jelani Aliyu was as the director-general of the  appointed Nigerian Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC)

HIS INSPIRATION…

He has always been inspired by his love for science and cars. in his words “I put together my love for drawing and cars and decided to be a car designer.”(adopted from daily trust(2016). 

LESSONS LEARNT;

Set your passion to motion!!. Those are the wings that let you fly to your destination.

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