- FUTA has designed a dual-sanitiser machine to combat the spread of coronavirus in public spaces
- The machine produces soap, water, and sanitiser, necessary agents to maintain perfect hygiene during this pandemic
- According to the university, four faculty members and two students built the device
The Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), has contributed towards the war against coronavirus pandemic. The school on Thursday, July 24, via its LinkedIn page, said that it has created a dual-purpose sanitizer.
FUTA said the machine is in the bid to keep the prevention of the disease strong. The machine is fit for use in offices, markets, and other places of public gatherings.
The brains behind the device are four unnamed faculty members and brilliant students. It added that the sanitiser is very fit for places with no or erratic power supply as it can be operated without electricity.
According to the press release on the school’s site, the device can dispense soap, water, and sanitiser.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Jerry Mallo, the Nigerian man who created the first carbon fibre sports car in 2019, has built a state-of-the-art ventilator as a solution to the scarcity of the equipment in the country.
It should be noted that the machine is still undergoing some technical upgrades so as to meet the world's standard on production.
When showcasing the machine, the creator said building it is necessary as there is a strong need for a kind of ventilator that is accessible and cheap.
He said that African countries have been facing the serious need to get one that is affordable in order to powerfully combat the pandemic.
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In other news, Nigeria seems to have finally caught up with the latest automobile trend as an indigenous company called JET Motor Company manufactured the nation’s first electric vehicle called JET EV. The prototype of the machine was taken on a 300km test drive from Lagos to Benin.
Before the test drive, the manufacturer already got a fund backing of $9 million (N3,487,500,000) backing from Canadian-based Africa Development Capital.
It was gathered that the company was founded in 2017 and two years after started an automobile series called the JET Mover which consists of fine customizable mini-buses.
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