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Meet The Sokoto Man Who Designed The Popular Chevrolet Volt Car (Photos)

Jelani Aliyu born Sep 11, 1966 in Kaduna, African nation into the family of Alhaji Aliyu Haidar and Hajiya Sharifiyya Hauwa Aliyu.

He studied at the Sokoto Capital faculty from 1971 to 1978 then central school Sokoto where he obtained an excellent award of the most effective graduating student in Technical Drawing.

He is a Nigerian automotive designer World Health Organization worked for the american auto company General Motors. He was a senior artistic designer at GM, till his appointment as the Director general of the Nigerian Automotive style and Development Council (NADDC) in 2017 by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari.

After graduating from the school for artistic Studies, Aliyu joined General Motors where he was the co-designer of the Oldsmobile Bravada, Buick Rendezvous and therefore the Opel Astra and was the lead exterior designer for the Pontiac G6 and therefore the Chevrolet V, a hybrid electrical vehicle with a sleek arcing roofline.

In an interview he talked regarding his inspiration, Jelani said: " I actually have forever admired drawing. These square {measure} various things around me, people,plants, objects and conjointly stuff from my imagination. Growing up, I actually have forever had passion for fantasy, and within the movies, you'd see heaps of alien artificial satellite and different futurist things that will inspire me. I conjointly love cars greatly, albeit then we have a tendency to failed to have any Ferraris in Sokoto."

When he was talking regarding the planning of Chevrolet V, he said " look into a small leaf, it's solely a millimetre thick and however it's a extremely economical industrial plant,.. I attempt to perceive nature's style and potency and that i force those ideas and applied them to the Chevrolet V."

He recently got appointed by President Buhari as the Director-General of the Nigerian Automative Design and Development Council (NADDC). This is a concrete proof that something good can come out of Nigeria.

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