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A Nigerian Engineer Fabricates Foot Controlled Hand Washing system. by solotutu(m): 6:57pm On May 21, 2020
As we all know Hand washing is one of the best ways to Prevent the spread of Corona virus.it is the simplest, cheapest and the most cost-effective method of preventing spread of diseases and especially Covid-19, But not everyone has access to running water at all times.

A Fabricating Engineer, Abiodun Olugbenga Johnson from Ogun state, Nigeria has successfully Fabricated a Foot controlled/ Pedaled hand washing System. The Machine which will be used in washing of hands at public places will help prevent the spread of the Corona virus in Nigeria’s largest city in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Around 157 million Nigerians lack access to proper hand-washing facilities, according to a 2018 report — making it very difficult to follow the World Health Organization advice on washing hands regularly to help prevent the spread of corona virus.

Engineer Abiodun who is a well experienced fabricating Engineer, has fabricated A lot of Engineering machines, designs of tools, doors, gates and Mini cottage containers with metals.
When asked what led to the fabrication of the system, He said "The inspiration came from my passion for Fabricating and building things", He said when he went to public places in Lagos, he only saw a small bucket of water and a soap dispense Bottle or sanitizer on a table which would not be sufficient for the number of people that visits, Markets, stores, banks and other public places Emphasizing on the risk of spread through the operation of the taps and soap dispenser using hands", he then decided to Invent a system to solve this problem after seeing some designs from other countries on the internet.
The "Foot controlled/Pedaled hand washing Equipment (F2020) as he named it has a Soap dispenser which has its separate pedal control and also the tap which is also controlled separately by matching of the pedal to get soap on the hands and then have the water running from the mini tank above the whole system. The F2020 hand washing system is constructed using metal parts and cut out welded together, and the pedals are constructed with a calculated mechanical design.

Engineer Abiodun who finished his Training as an apprenticeship in welding in Zaria at Basheer metal construction. He later proceeded to futher his education at Federal college of education and Ahmadu Bello university Zaria. He also has TRADE TEST CERTIFICATE 3, 2 and 1 and is government approved in welding.
He has worked with and offered his services to some companies in Nigeria - John Holt agricultural Engineering, Sunseed Nigeria plz, (oil mill Division) new Jos road Zaria, Nigeria Tobbaco company, now British American Tobacco Company (BATC) zaria, Construction Allied and Technical service (CATS) Ikeja Lagos, A. P. Moller Terminals, Nigeria Port Authority (NPA) Apapa, Lagos 7 and also Large and Grant Engineering services. Surulere Lagos.

He said constructing this system was his own contribution to helping the government and public in tackling the spread of Covid-19, and he encouraged the Government and other essential organizations and services to acquire his Invention.

if you are in need of his services , for Fabrication, welding Constructions kindly see his details below.
Company Contact.
TIMIFEX steel, Aluminum, Agro Construction, Allied & Technical services.
Engr Gbenga
08028412392, 08037914634.

Published by @Solohtolz(Twitter)

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