A 300 level student of the Department of Physics with Electronics, Ajayi Crowther University, in his own way to help curtail the spread of coronavirus has built a solar-powered automatic hand washing, rinsing, and drying machine.
At the display of the project at the Ministry of Education on Tuesday, the Special Assistant to the Governor on Students Matters, Mr. Olojede Victor said that it is a thing of joy to see students in the state rising to contribute their own quota to support the government at this trying time.
Olojede emphasized that he will ensure that government at all quarters in the state partner with the young, brilliant student and also see that the project is well executed for use in Oyo State. He also assured that through his office, the state government will continue to promote and support innovation of students.
Present at the test running of the prototype, the Secretary to the State Government, Mrs. Olabamiwo Adeosun commended the student for making judicious use of the pandemic period to proffer a stress-free measure tocurtail the covid-19 spread.
Chief of Staff to the Governor, Chief Bisi Ilaka in his remark applauded the student inventor for a job well done and enjoined other students to emulate their colleague who has made the entire student populace proud.
The Permanent Secretary, Education, Science and Technology, Mrs. Atere congratulated the student for taking the opportunity of the pandemic to think of this great initiative.
“I want to appreciate you for this laudable innovation more importantly at a time when our youths are into internet frauds. You have created an idea that if the state government key into will also make you an employer of labour.”
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Others who witnessed the display of prototype are Commissioner for Education, Mr. Olasunkanmi Aremu Olaleye, Deputy Chief of Staff Mogbonjubola, Mr. Olawale Mogbonjubola, Directors at the ministry of Education, Science, and Technology, the SA to Governor of Sports Development, Mr. Tobi Oyewumi, and Executive adviser to the governor on Agri-business Mr. Debo Akande, SA to the governor on New Media, Mr. Olamide and the official photographer to the Governor Mr. Jesse Onoriode.