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Between Buhari, Jonathan and the First Made-in-Nigeria Drone.

There is an ongoing controversy in the country, and the focus is on an unlikely suspect!
A drone:
You know, that thing that flies?

On Thursday, President Muhammadu Buhari launched the first locally manufactured drone, the name? Tsaigumi. According to the reports, the drone would be used to fight terrorism, armed banditry, and other sophisticated crimes through enhanced air surveillance.

However, another valid report claims that Tsaigumi isn’t the first made in Nigeria Drone to be launched by NAF and that is because, in December 2013, the ex-president, Goodluck Jonathan launched a drone named Gulma which we were told was the first locally manufactured Drone.

Gulma


So, who really launched the first made in Nigeria drone?
The Presidency issued a statement saying that the Gulma Drone, launched by Jonathan was a prototype, and Tsaigumi is the “first OPERATIONAL indigenous UAV developed by NAF”
To back this claim, in 2012, there was a drone named Amebo, also built by the Nigerian Air Force.

In addition, a statement issued by Yusuf Anas, a NAF spokesperson, in 2014 revealed that Gulma was only a prototype and could not be operational.
So, in other words, Buhari launched the first operational drone in Nigeria.

Plenty drama if you ask me because both Gulam, Tsaigumi and even Amebo serve the same purpose. So, I see no reason why Buhari couldn’t continue with what Jonathan had started.
In another school of thought, I guess Buhari wanted to go down in history as the first Nigerian president to launch an operational drone, hence Tsaigumi.

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11 comments on “Between Buhari, Jonathan and the First Made-in-Nigeria Drone.

  1. Elections are almost here, everyone is looking for achievements to tag and hold onto.
    PR teams of incumbent and all the opposing sides be having debates and throwing dirt on each other… The question we are not asking is What is NAF ‘s cost/budget for developing these drones?

  2. _edu_andy_ says:

    Sigh…..

  3. pwilliams says:

    they should launch more life changing programs

  4. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

    … WELL, ITS CLEAR HERE THAT THE FIRST OPERATIONAL DRONE WAS LAUNCHED UNDER THE ADMINISTRATION OF BUHARI. ALL MY CURIOSITY WILL BE ON THE FUNCTIONAL OPERABILITY OF THE UAV.
    MORE OF THIS IN NIGERIA ESPECIALLY TO GUARD 💂🏾 OUR PIPELINES, OUR WATER LINES AND ALSO ELECTRIC POWER LINES…

  5. Fortune says:

    While other countries like U.S are sending a Tesla car to Mars on SpaceX rocket, Nigerian politicians are arguing on who launched the first locally made drone. Smh, God why?!?!
    *drops hot tears

  6. Kaybang says:

    “On Thursday, President Muhammadu Buhari launched the first locally manufactured drone…”
    “…another valid report claims that Tsaigumi isn’t the first made in Nigeria Drone to be launched by NAF and that is because, in December 2013, the ex-president, Goodluck Jonathan launched a drone…which we were told was the first locally manufactured Drone.”
    “The Presidency issued a statement saying that the Gulma Drone, launched by Jonathan was a prototype, and Tsaigumi is the “first OPERATIONAL indigenous UAV developed by NAF… In addition, a statement issued by Yusuf Anas, a NAF spokesperson, in 2014 revealed that Gulma was only a prototype and could not be operational.”
    “So, in other words, Buhari launched the first operational drone in Nigeria.”

    “…I see no reason why Buhari couldn’t continue with what Jonathan had started.”
    I can think of one reason and one reason only;

  7. Alli Abiola says:

    Issues in the country keeps getting controversial. #itsallisay

  8. LA says:

    Amebo and Gulma are the same drone. Amebo and Gulma have the same meaning – Gossip

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