A professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Ilorin, Segun Adedayo, has invented an anti-burglary and fire-proof safe for keeping classified documents.
Adedayo made this known in a presentation at the 184th Inaugural Lecture of the university entitled: ‘Optimal Application of Materials joining towards rapid National Development”.
He said he had also developed a hybrid metal and wooden electricity workers’ adjustable height ladder.
He said: ”My invention is divided into two compartments, while pulling out of the compartment is effected through a screw mechanism.
“Locking of the safe is done through mechanical device as against the conventional use of key.”
The engineer said his dual material of metal and wood adjustable height ladder are specifically meant for electricity workers.
He said that conventional electricity poles’ ladders are made of wood with such disadvantages as low strength and limited level of compatibility.
Adedayo disclosed that in the future, his areas of research inventions will include the following: production of electrical porcelain materials from local clay deposits and computer modelling engineering process.
Others, he revealed, include Rockie-Boogie Carrier based Lawn Mower and further developed laboratory equipment.
Adedayo, therefore, advised the Federal Government to support investments on the automobile industry in form of low interest loan and protective policies in form of high import duties on vehicles or their components that are being manufactured in the country.