Two Nigerian Teenagers Explain Why They Designed Cooking Stove That Uses Water

Twins, Hassan Muhammad Nawad, and Hussaini Muhammad Nawad have disclosed the reason they designed a cooking stove that uses petrol and water to cook for over five hours.

The twin brothers, during an interview with Daily Trust on Saturday, said they have been planning to use their brains to design something that will be useful that can reduce people’s burdens and contribute to economic growth.

The battery-powered stove has an engine which the battery energizes to propel the water and petrol to produce fire.

Hassan said the idea of designing the cooking stove started about five years ago while they were still in primary school.

He said: “I have been thinking of how gas is used to produce fire for cooking, and the possibility of doing something that will even ease the process by using an electronic method to provide the fire through the use of water and petrol. We started from there, and here we are today.

However, in this case, the petrol and water will not reduce. A litre will take months without even reducing. You can only change it if you notice that it has turned black, which can take almost a year. The battery and small engine attached will just propel the water and petrol to give a flammable air which will give the fire,” he explained.

The other twin, Hussaini, also explained that “The water is not normal water, it is mixed with alum and salt. Inside the box, you will see a small engine that provides the wind that passes through the water and petrol.”

He said with the present economic situation of the country, their initiative will create employment opportunities.

We want to initiate a transformation among the youth circle in northern Nigeria. We noticed that we are being left behind, but we have the talent. All we need is to be productive enough so that we can create employment opportunities and provide sustainable and easier means of living for people.”

In January, 2022. 67-year-old, Hadi Usman’s water-cooking stove was said not to require the use of gas or kerosene in generating fire

The talented man who had in time past assembled a radio transmitter as well as operated a community radio station wants relevant institutions to help him get his innovation patented. He also wants collaborative efforts to ensure it is mass produced.

“I wish relevant institutions and bodies can support towards patenting the project for mass production to at least help the without buying kerosene or gas to cook their food by using water,” Hadi said.

His company called Terraoak is going into producing the smokeless stove at a very large scale, adding that it is a move to ensure a greener environment and reduce the threat of global warming. It should be noted also that the young man’s company is working on an arrangement to distribute 1,000 stoves to rural Kenyan farmers.