June 17, 2024

Gov AbdurRahman pledges support for renewable energy inventions as KWASU builds electric vehicle


Kwara State Governor AbdurRahman AbdulrRasaq has pledged his support for renewable energy inventions as the state-owned university builds an electric vehicle.

Mr. Governor made the disclosure while inspecting the vehicle at Government House in Ilorin on Thursday, August 24, 2023.

According to the developing team led by Engr. Abdulazeez Akande, the project is a reflection of the university’s commitment towards clean energy, an alternative to rid the planet of carbon emission from combustion engines.

The vehicle was said to initially contain gasoline engine before being turned to electric with different accessories.

After testing the bus on campus to guarantee its perfect working condition, the team leader and the Ag. vice chancellor of the university, Prof. Lukman Jimoh, headed to the Government House in Ilorin for inspection by Governor AbdurRahman AbdurRasaq.

While at the Government House, Governor AbdurRazaq was thrilled to have KWASU as the first to invent the renewable energy alternative in the state and pledged government support to facilitate more of its kind.

“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,” the governor exclaimed.

Speaking further, he commended the KWASU’s Head of Technical Unit Centre for Sustainable Energy and Chief Technologist at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, AbdulAzeez Akande, and the acting vice chancellor of the university Prof. Lukman Jimoh for the innovation.


Governor AbdurRazaq reinstated all time barking of his administration for technology deployment and commanded development of more of the vehicles for students use on campus.

“For a start, I have directed the team to convert some government vehicles to use electricity for immediate deployment on campuses for the benefits of our students,” he stated.

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