Kwara State Governor, Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, Thursday said he was elated by the achievement of a team of engineers in Kwara State University (KWASU), who successfully converted a gasoline engine vehicle to an electric engine.

Writing on his verified Twitter handle, @ReaLAARahma after inspecting the vehicle in the evening, the Governor said he was excited by the feat of “the great engineers”, (as) the vehicle works perfectly with different accessories.

“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.

“I commend the team of engineers led by KWASU’s Head of Technical Unit Centre for Sustainable Energy and Chief Technologist at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering AbdulAzeez Akande. I also commend the Acting Vice Chancellor of the university Prof. Shaykh Lukman Jimoh, who led the team to Government House Thursday morning, all of them driven in the electric vehicle.

“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 wrote.

He further said he had directed the team to convert some government vehicles to use electricity for immediate deployment on campuses for the benefit of the students.







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