Wednesday 29th March, 2017
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SHETSCO technolists develop speed limiting device

 SHETSCO technolists develop speed limiting device

Technologists at the Federal Government owned Sheda Science and Technology (SHETS­CO), Abuja has developed a speed limiting device, ahead of the deployment of the sys­tem by the Federal Road Safe­ty Corps.
Making the presentation in Abuja during a meeting be­tween the Nigerian Society of Enginneers and the Min­ister of Science and Technol­ogy, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, the SHETSCO team leader, said the device one of the best in the world.
Dr. Olayinka Babalola said the device which cost about N34,000 to produce using compnents sourced at retail price would be cheaper when mass produced.
He said the device has data storage of 4GB and could re­cord for about three months of daily use.
Earlier, the President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Professor Otis Anyaeji, not­ed that production of the de­vice locally is one way to cre­ate job and wealth and that it has been established that the cost of importation of a sin­gle commodity in a year is enough to set up a factory in that particular area and such factory has a life span of 25 -30 years.
He called on the govern­ment to involve Nigerian engi­neers in the execution of ma­jor infrastructural projects as there are enough capacity in country.
He urged to look carefully at the numerous loans it is taking from the Chinese government as many of them are badly ne­gotiated because it allows Chi­nese firms to bring in things that could be locally sourced in-country.
In his remarks, Dr. Onu commended the Society of Engineers for the enormous contributions, they have made in nation building.
He reiterated the benefit of speed limiting device and noted that shortly after he as­sumed duty, he mandated SH­ETSCO to develop a speed limit device that is efficient and effective, portable and cost effective.
This, he said was the same challenge he put before all the other agencies under the min­istry and that he is delighted to note once again, that three of the innovation and inventions from the ministry are already in the market place.
 

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