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'Lion Ozumba 551' UNN Makes Electric Car (Photos) by Nobody: 10:20am On Jul 09
University Of Nigeria Unveils First Five-seater Electric Car, Christened It 'Lion Ozumba 551'

Improving on the automobile industry in the country would help create more employment and reduce huge amount of money used in importing cars into the country.

BY SAHARAREPORTERS, NEW YORKJUL 09, 2019

It was excitement galore at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) yesterday as the institution’s Engineering Faculty successfully unveiled its first five-seater electric car.

Christened Lion Ozumba 551, the car, made with 80 percent locally-sourced materials, could undertake a 30-kilometer distance when fully charged.

Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Charles Igwe, said the car was part of the drive to accord innovation and technology the highest attention to reposition the institution for greater heights. He commended the immediate past Vice Chancellor, Professor Benjamin Ozumba, who he said laid the foundation for innovation and technology upon which the car dream was realised.

“I feel happy that I inherited a strong institution from Ozumba and I promise to consolidate on his achievements,” he said.

Director-general, National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), Mr. Jelani Aliyu, also commended the university for the stride, urging other institutions in the country to give priority to technology and innovation.

He disclosed that the council had on February 6, 2019, invited UNN, University of Lagos (UNILAG), Usman Danfolio University, Sokoto (UDUSOK) and the Metrological Institute to make proposals on how to produce electric cars in the country, adding that he was elated that it had become reality.

Aliyu, who was represented by Director of Finance and Accounts, David Oyetunji, said improving on the automobile industry in the country would help create more employment and reduce huge amount of money used in importing cars into the country. He also commended UNN for the recent production of the gasification plant that uses organic waste to generate electricity.

Responding, Ozumba said he was overwhelmed when he was invited to witness the unveiling of the electric car, which was initiated by his administration. “When I came on board, I said we need innovation and technology to be at par with China, United States, Sweden and other developed countries of the world.

“That was why I provided the resources and encouragement for innovation and technology because I believe that is one of the ways we can improve our country’s economy. “It was part of my desire to improve UNN’s and Nigeria’s economy and boost the country’s foreign exchange earnings,” he said.

Earlier, coordinator of UNN Medtronic team that produced the car, Ozoemena Ani, affirmed that it was produced with 80 per cent local materials, adding that it would go 30 kilometres when fully charged, The Guardian reports.

http://saharareporters.com/2019/07/09/university-nigeria-unveils-first-five-seater-electric-car-christened-it-lion-ozumba-551

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Re: 'Lion Ozumba 551' UNN Makes Electric Car (Photos) by Nobody: 10:23am On Jul 09
Mhen I'm not even Igbo but igbos truth be told are one of the most smartest and innovative ethnic group on the Africa continent. I won't deny it.

PS I'm Edo by the way

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Re: 'Lion Ozumba 551' UNN Makes Electric Car (Photos) by dumahi(m): 10:26am On Jul 09
This is big. And thanks to that VC for acknowledging his predecessor so much instead of himself... unlike Buhari.

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Re: 'Lion Ozumba 551' UNN Makes Electric Car (Photos) by oluwasegun007(m): 12:46pm On Jul 09
Indus

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Re: 'Lion Ozumba 551' UNN Makes Electric Car (Photos) by iCauseTrouble: 12:46pm On Jul 09
Nawa for Nigeria o. Electric cars wey dropouts dey make for India and China.
Thought school is meant for innovations and inventions and not copy and paste

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Re: 'Lion Ozumba 551' UNN Makes Electric Car (Photos) by Abbeyme: 12:46pm On Jul 09
Proud

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Re: 'Lion Ozumba 551' UNN Makes Electric Car (Photos) by KingOdart(m): 12:47pm On Jul 09
It can be develop more with Government support

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Re: 'Lion Ozumba 551' UNN Makes Electric Car (Photos) by AmericanDad: 12:47pm On Jul 09
Rubbish invention

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Re: 'Lion Ozumba 551' UNN Makes Electric Car (Photos) by moderatorr: 12:47pm On Jul 09
lol grin grin grin

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Re: 'Lion Ozumba 551' UNN Makes Electric Car (Photos) by Corrosiveman(m): 12:47pm On Jul 09
IPOB ARE DEVELOPERS

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Re: 'Lion Ozumba 551' UNN Makes Electric Car (Photos) by Frankyboy1(m): 12:47pm On Jul 09
Good

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Re: 'Lion Ozumba 551' UNN Makes Electric Car (Photos) by wiseman1494: 12:48pm On Jul 09
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Re: 'Lion Ozumba 551' UNN Makes Electric Car (Photos) by famzynet: 12:48pm On Jul 09
UNN continues to be ahead in technology. Good one.Our government won't see this one to sponsor. But if it is about cattle,they will come out.

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Re: 'Lion Ozumba 551' UNN Makes Electric Car (Photos) by ichidodo(m): 12:49pm On Jul 09
Proud Super Lion,right here...

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Re: 'Lion Ozumba 551' UNN Makes Electric Car (Photos) by crazyABO(m): 12:49pm On Jul 09
Lol am speechless. I cant commend this and at the same time I cant condemn it cos I cant fit build one but we can do better sad

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Re: 'Lion Ozumba 551' UNN Makes Electric Car (Photos) by MManuel(m): 12:49pm On Jul 09
Are we really this poor at fabrication? People should please help this guys with funds go give this car a befitting suit

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Re: 'Lion Ozumba 551' UNN Makes Electric Car (Photos) by Ebukawaylaid(m): 12:49pm On Jul 09
Hmmm
Re: 'Lion Ozumba 551' UNN Makes Electric Car (Photos) by onamch: 12:49pm On Jul 09
Electric keke is the right name.

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Re: 'Lion Ozumba 551' UNN Makes Electric Car (Photos) by MrAnele(m): 12:49pm On Jul 09
Igbo Amaka

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Re: 'Lion Ozumba 551' UNN Makes Electric Car (Photos) by RTSC: 12:50pm On Jul 09
iCauseTrouble:
Nawa for Nigeria o. Electric cars wey dropouts dey make for India and China.
Electric cars are highly technical products that are very recent.
Drop outs don't make them.

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Re: 'Lion Ozumba 551' UNN Makes Electric Car (Photos) by feelgoodstuffs(m): 12:50pm On Jul 09
Ugly looking piece of crap undecided

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Re: 'Lion Ozumba 551' UNN Makes Electric Car (Photos) by Fuckthamods: 12:50pm On Jul 09
Igbobyblood:
Mhen I'm not even Igbo but igbos truth be told are one of the most smartest and innovative ethnic group on the Africa continent. I won't deny it.

PS I'm Edo by the way
grin you no sabi lie

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Re: 'Lion Ozumba 551' UNN Makes Electric Car (Photos) by cosse(m): 12:50pm On Jul 09
Igbobyblood:
Mhen I'm not even Igbo but igbos truth be told are one of the most smartest and innovative ethnic group on the Africa continent. I won't deny it.

PS I'm Edo by the way
lol.lie kee u dere.......igbo by blood ..what does dat mean

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Re: 'Lion Ozumba 551' UNN Makes Electric Car (Photos) by BigBrother9ja: 12:50pm On Jul 09
Igbobyblood:
Mhen I'm not even Igbo but igbos truth be told are one of the most smartest and innovative ethnic group on the Africa continent. I won't deny it.

PS I'm Edo by the way
Lol
Keep fooling yourself
Igbo by Ass... Typical chest beater...

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Re: 'Lion Ozumba 551' UNN Makes Electric Car (Photos) by Abkreizi: 12:50pm On Jul 09
Igbobyblood:
Mhen I'm not even Igbo but igbos truth be told are one of the most smartest and innovative ethnic group on the Africa continent. I won't deny it.

PS I'm Edo by the way

Your profile name says otherwise. ..... do you have to be igbo to state a fact that favors igbo people. ......and then again other ethnic groups are innovative also ....

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Re: 'Lion Ozumba 551' UNN Makes Electric Car (Photos) by traihit: 12:50pm On Jul 09
They really tried. They can still do better. Then we'd show the world that black man is a man like every other color.

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Re: 'Lion Ozumba 551' UNN Makes Electric Car (Photos) by sparko1(m): 12:51pm On Jul 09
iCauseTrouble:
Nawa for Nigeria o. Electric cars wey dropouts dey make for India and China.
Thought school is meant for innovations and inventions and not copy and paste


Where is the copy and paste you did when you graduated! na by mouth!

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Re: 'Lion Ozumba 551' UNN Makes Electric Car (Photos) by UceeGod(m): 12:51pm On Jul 09
How I wish Nigerian government and elites support technological innovations like this. A group of teenagers in South Africa just developed an airplane that flew from SA to Egypt in 6 days while Nigerian Minister of Science and Technology is still basking in the euphoria of producing pencils

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Re: 'Lion Ozumba 551' UNN Makes Electric Car (Photos) by BCISLTD: 12:51pm On Jul 09
ashamed of my school

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Re: 'Lion Ozumba 551' UNN Makes Electric Car (Photos) by iswallker(m): 12:52pm On Jul 09
Igbobyblood:
University Of Nigeria Unveils First Five-seater Electric Car, Christened It 'Lion Ozumba 551'

Improving on the automobile industry in the country would help create more employment and reduce huge amount of money used in importing cars into the country.

BY SAHARAREPORTERS, NEW YORKJUL 09, 2019

It was excitement galore at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) yesterday as the institution’s Engineering Faculty successfully unveiled its first five-seater electric car.

Christened Lion Ozumba 551, the car, made with 80 percent locally-sourced materials, could undertake a 30-kilometer distance when fully charged.

Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Charles Igwe, said the car was part of the drive to accord innovation and technology the highest attention to reposition the institution for greater heights. He commended the immediate past Vice Chancellor, Professor Benjamin Ozumba, who he said laid the foundation for innovation and technology upon which the car dream was realised.

“I feel happy that I inherited a strong institution from Ozumba and I promise to consolidate on his achievements,” he said.

Director-general, National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), Mr. Jelani Aliyu, also commended the university for the stride, urging other institutions in the country to give priority to technology and innovation.

He disclosed that the council had on February 6, 2019, invited UNN, University of Lagos (UNILAG), Usman Danfolio University, Sokoto (UDUSOK) and the Metrological Institute to make proposals on how to produce electric cars in the country, adding that he was elated that it had become reality.

Aliyu, who was represented by Director of Finance and Accounts, David Oyetunji, said improving on the automobile industry in the country would help create more employment and reduce huge amount of money used in importing cars into the country. He also commended UNN for the recent production of the gasification plant that uses organic waste to generate electricity.

Responding, Ozumba said he was overwhelmed when he was invited to witness the unveiling of the electric car, which was initiated by his administration. “When I came on board, I said we need innovation and technology to be at par with China, United States, Sweden and other developed countries of the world.

“That was why I provided the resources and encouragement for innovation and technology because I believe that is one of the ways we can improve our country’s economy. “It was part of my desire to improve UNN’s and Nigeria’s economy and boost the country’s foreign exchange earnings,” he said.

Earlier, coordinator of UNN Medtronic team that produced the car, Ozoemena Ani, affirmed that it was produced with 80 per cent local materials, adding that it would go 30 kilometres when fully charged, The Guardian reports.

http://saharareporters.com/2019/07/09/university-nigeria-unveils-first-five-seater-electric-car-christened-it-lion-ozumba-551



coffin for five..

if you know you know... embarassed

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Re: 'Lion Ozumba 551' UNN Makes Electric Car (Photos) by beejay247: 12:52pm On Jul 09
Nah war o

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