Anas Abdullahi Makera: A talented young car designer from Katsina following the path of Jelani Aliyu
Anas Abdullahi Makera – in his early 20s who has turned down a science course is now in his first year in the famous Hassan Usman Katsina Polytechnic studying Architectural technology because of the passion he has for automobile designs.
This ambitious young man hails from Dutsin-ma Local Government of Katsina State and did his primary and secondary schools all in the same state.
Just like Jelani Aliyu, Anas Abdullahi Makera started Architectural Technology and is hoping to travel abroad to pursue his dream since automobile design is not being taught in any of the Nigerian Universities.
Family Background and Early life
Anas Abdullahi Makera is from a well known ‘Abdu Makera’ family in the ancient city of Dutsin-ma in Dutsin-ma local government.
He is well brough up in an extended family of 23 children of which he is the ninth born among them.
He did his primary school in Dutsin-ma and junior secondary school at Commercial College Mai’adua and Senior Secondary school at Government Technical college Ingawa all in Katsina State.
According to him, right from his childhood, he has the passion of drawing especially of cartoons, home appliances and houses. This particularly captures his elder brother’s attention and decided to took him to one of the state’s Technical College to study Building. But as fate has it on him, he could not pursue that because of his recurrent asthmatic health problem so he had to drop out to Science School.
His Architectural career
After he finished Secondary school in 2015, he applied for Architectural Technology in Hassan Usman Katsina Polytechnic but he was given a Science course instead.
Being guided by his passion, the young Automobile designer turned it down but according to him pressure from his family compelled him to accept the offer and enrol.
“My mind was never in the class through out that one year hence my poor performance.” He told katsinapost.com reporter.
“I was always roaming about around the Architectural classes and even attending their classes whenever I found chance.” He concluded.
When the session ended, he decided to reapply for his dream course – Architectural Technology and he was able to secure it.
According to Anas Abdullahi Makera, his major source of inspiration is from God and the fact that he excelled among his peers in terms of drawing since during his Nursery school time.
He also named one Uncle Isma’il – his primary school teacher as part of his inspiration because he encouraged him when ever he drew during that time.
Anas Abdullahi Makera said his only ambition is make the Northern Nigeria and Nigeria at large proud as well as to follow the foot path of the famous Jelani Aliyu in innovating new solution to humanity in automobile designs.
Anas Abdullahi Makera while commenting on the problems and challenges he is facing said they are by and large lack of government and other stakeholders support as well as lack of encouragement from the society at large.
He then pleaded for government support.