AMAZING: ABU Zaria Students Manufacture An Eco Friendly Car - Photo

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The Mechanical Engineering Department of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, has produced a 90 percent locally sourced eco friendly car.
Unveiling the car at the weekend, the Head of Department and Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Dr. Mohammed Dauda, told journalists that it was made from materials sourced from the local community.
"All materials used for this car were sourced locally, Though, there are things that we did not fabricate ourselves, you will be surprised that some of the components like the electrical, we just looked at an old computer system and then adopted some of the components that were useful to us, So, this is one example of what we did, which is recycling, otherwise, I will say 100 per cent of the things we used were produced here in Zaria".

"In addition to federal government's automotive policy, I must say that the reason we started this (manufacturing of the car) came from Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited. They invited ABU to participate in what they call Shell Eco Marathon Competition. The car should be one that consumes little fuel but goes long distances. This competition is held in America, Europe and Asia and we are participating in the European one in Netherlands in May this year."
The Department now plans to compete in the 2015 Shell Eco Marathon Competition with the car.
Cars designed and built by at the University of Benin (UNIBEN) and the University of Lagos (UNILAG) participated in the 2014 edition of the competition held in Holland.

Ritabrenice at 17-03-2015 02:50PM (5 years ago)
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odudunwa at 17-03-2015 02:52PM (5 years ago)
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Nice one
blackijawboi at 17-03-2015 02:57PM (5 years ago)
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Job well done
beneno at 17-03-2015 03:17PM (5 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
echeeche at 17-03-2015 03:41PM (5 years ago)
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We don hear
AdikpeReturn at 17-03-2015 03:47PM (5 years ago)
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Nice one
DrSoba at 17-03-2015 05:02PM (5 years ago)
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Adbb at 17-03-2015 05:07PM (5 years ago)
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Next shell go give scholarship take drain naija brains
civictayo4great at 17-03-2015 05:51PM (5 years ago)
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I pray that federal government should let it work by supporting the project
Belloam at 17-03-2015 07:38PM (5 years ago)
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Good one,we are improving!!!
emmanuelokek at 17-03-2015 07:51PM (5 years ago)
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gud innovation
mensch at 17-03-2015 08:12PM (5 years ago)
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not bad for a start
Abubu86 at 17-03-2015 08:53PM (5 years ago)
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Proudly Abusite! So great,so unique
zoe61 at 17-03-2015 10:09PM (5 years ago)
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 Cool Cool Cool Cool
zauber at 17-03-2015 10:29PM (5 years ago)
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 Grin I cannot see any car here, Shame.
mmdjmanigi at 17-03-2015 11:16PM (5 years ago)
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AN A.B.U student is ahead of u naturally,a third class in A.B.U is a first class in other schools
royalsam450 at 18-03-2015 01:22AM (5 years ago)
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Were those igbo boys notting una no fit do oyaa start produseing igbo made sharp sharp
ryan16 at 18-03-2015 03:15AM (5 years ago)
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hmmm hmmm car motor
giftmurphy at 18-03-2015 03:23AM (5 years ago)
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