Gov. AbdulRazaq excited, as Kwara Varsity Engineers innovate electric vehicle

…Directs conversion of govt vehicles for use on campuses

As the increase in petroleum pump price continues to bite hard on Nigerians, as a result of removal of petroleum subsidy, Kwara state Governor, AbdulRahman AndulRazaq has expressed excitement after inspecting an electric vehicle converted from gasoline engine by a team of Engineers from the state-owned University, KWASU.

Governor AbdulRazaq commended the engineers for their exceptional work, underscoring that this innovation is a prime example of cutting-edge technological advancement.

The Governor noted that conversion of the vehicle from a gasoline engine to an electric one showcases Kwara State’s dedication to reducing dependency on fossil fuels and embracing more environmentally friendly energy sources.

He further emphasized the timely nature of this innovation, particularly as various levels of government are taking measures to mitigate the challenges posed by the removal of fuel subsidies.

Governor AbdulRazaq extended his commendations to the team of engineers, led by AbdulAzeez Akande, who serves as KWASU’s Head of Technical Unit Centre for Sustainable Energy and Chief Technologist at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

The Governor also acknowledged the leadership of Prof. Shaykh Lukman Jimoh, the Acting Vice Chancellor of KWASU, who led the team to Government House for the unveiling of their groundbreaking achievement.

Highlighting the importance of this achievement, Governor AbdulRazaq pledged continuous support to the engineering team as they further their efforts to harness technology and their determination to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Kwara State.

He underscored that the future has arrived, and Kwara State is firmly positioned in the vanguard of progress.

Governor AbdulRazaq also announced concrete steps to promote the adoption of electric vehicles within the government’s sphere.

He hinted that, for a start, he has directed the team to convert some government vehicles to use electricity for immediate deployment on campuses for the benefits of our students.


Ibrahim Sheriff is the Editor of Fresh Insight and former Special Assistant on Media to the Speaker, Kwara state House of Assembly. Although a management science researcher by training, he has over five years experience of practice in Journalism, Public Relations and Communication Strategy. Sheriff holds a Masters Degree in Finance and Bachelors Degree in Banking and Finance from Kwara state University, Malete. He has Certificates in Digital Journalism, Enterprise Creation and Skill Acquisition (ECSA) and Basic Econometrics Data Analysis, as well as Bank of Industry (BoI) Certificate in Business Management. He is also a holder of Diploma in Cooperative Studies from Kwara state Polytechnic, Ilorin.

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