Fri. Feb 3rd, 2023

A Ph.D student from the Faculty of Engineering, University of Benin, has produced and showcased a one-ton utility truck. The vehicle was developed by Engr. Igbinosa Eghosa of the Department of Production Engineering a nd supervised by Professor Akaehomen Ibhadode, who also led the team to present the wonder on wheels to the University’s Management.
Speaking during the brief ceremony the project developer opined that the light-weight truck will re-shape and power the growth of the nation’s transport and agriculture industries. He added that with adequate funding, the vehicle could be produced in large quantity as the design was capable of addressing transportation needs even in local communities.
On his part, the project supervisor, pointed out that over 80 percent of the materials used for the production of the truck, which runs at a maximum speed of 75km per hour, was sourced locally.
He said the motivation behind the pro

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