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

Published On: March 17, 2015, 2:27 pm (5 years ago)
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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 (f) at 17-03-2015 02:50 PM
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-- odudunwa (m) at 17-03-2015 02:52 PM
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Nice one
-- blackijawboi (m) at 17-03-2015 02:57 PM
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Job well done
-- beneno (m) at 17-03-2015 03:17 PM
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
-- echeeche (m) at 17-03-2015 03:41 PM
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We don hear
-- AdikpeReturn (m) at 17-03-2015 03:47 PM
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Nice one
-- DrSoba (m) at 17-03-2015 05:02 PM
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-- Adbb (m) at 17-03-2015 05:07 PM
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Next shell go give scholarship take drain naija brains
-- civictayo4great (m) at 17-03-2015 05:51 PM
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I pray that federal government should let it work by supporting the project
-- Belloam (m) at 17-03-2015 07:38 PM
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Good one,we are improving!!!
-- emmanuelokek (m) at 17-03-2015 07:51 PM
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gud innovation
-- mensch (m) at 17-03-2015 08:12 PM
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not bad for a start
-- Abubu86 (m) at 17-03-2015 08:53 PM
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Proudly Abusite! So great,so unique
-- zoe61 (f) at 17-03-2015 10:09 PM
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 Cool Cool Cool Cool
-- zauber (m) at 17-03-2015 10:29 PM
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 Grin I cannot see any car here, Shame.
-- mmdjmanigi (m) at 17-03-2015 11:16 PM
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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 (m) at 18-03-2015 01:22 AM
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Were those igbo boys notting una no fit do oyaa start produseing igbo made sharp sharp
-- ryan16 (m) at 18-03-2015 03:15 AM
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hmmm hmmm car motor
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