KWASU converts gasoline engine vehicle to electric, as Gov AbdulRazaq lauds initiative

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…inspects the vehicle in Government House

By Abdullateef Fowewe

Kwara State Governor,  Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has inspected an electric vehicle that an engineering team of the Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete, converted from a gasoline engine to an electric one. 

According to a statement posted by the governor on his verified Facebook account last evening, the innovation comes at the best time when the country joined the world to reduce overreliance on fossil fuel.

He said, “This is innovation at its finest, and a clear indication that we are fast turning the corners as our country steadily joins the world to reduce over-reliance on fossil fuel and adopt cleaner energy. 

“This innovation could not have come at a better time as governments at all levels make different efforts to ease the inconveniences associated with the removal of fuel subsidy.”

In the closing remark, the governor commended the university’s Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Shaykh Lukman, who led the engineer team to the government house on Thursday evening, and the team of engineers led by KWASU’s Head of Technical Unit Centre for Sustainable Energy and the Chief Technologist at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, AbdulAzeez Akande. 

The governor tasked the team to convert some fossil government vehicles to electricity and deploy them on campuses to benefit the students in the state. 

“I assured the team of our constant support as they do more to deploy technology and their own willpower to make life worth more living for. The future is here, and I’m super glad that Kwara is in the race to the top,” the governor added.

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