The Lagos State University (LASU) Faculty of Engineering COVID-19 Response Team has produced an Automated Solar-Powered Hand Washing Station Machine as part of contributions to the fight against the ravaging coronavirus pandemic in the country.
The LASU team, headed by Dr Nurudeen Raji, during the presentation and demonstration of the hand washing machine which took place at the Vice Chancellor’s Conference Room, New Senate Building, received a pat on the back from the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, SAN.
The VC also lauded the Nigerian Society of Engineers, NSE, Victoria Island branch, under the leadership of Engr. John Audu, for its willingness to partner the Faculty of Engineering in sponsoring the production of the machine.
He further charged the Faculty of Engineering team to leverage on the support of the NSE to come up with many other laudable research works that would stand the test of time and would equally benefit humankind, adding: “We must sustain the collaboration which is already in existence between the two bodies, we need to link up and leverage on the Nigerian Society of Engineers to achieve our dreams. We need to have Memorandum of Understanding with the Nigerian Society of Engineers for a robust relationship and continuity.”
The Chairman, Nigerian Society of Engineers, Victoria Island Branch, Engr. John Audu, who led the body’s team to the demonstration, said his branch decided to adopt Faculty of Engineering, LASU in order to carry out research that would provide solutions to problems in our society.
He noted that such collaborations in the past with other institutions did not yield any positive results but LASU’s case had been a huge success and he was highly impressed with the Faculty of Engineering, and willing to do more. VANGUARD