Kwara State Polytechnic today donated 2 pedal operated hand washing machines to the Kwara State government
Receiving the gift, Deputy Governor and chairman state task force committee on covid -19 Mr Kayode Alabi commended the institution for their ingenuity.
He applauded the Polytechnic’s contribution to the fight against Coronavirus.
The Deputy Governor described the innovation as commendable in light of the World Health Organisation(WHO) prescription of regular hand washing to prevent Coronavirus infection and recommended the device for adoption by hospitals and offices.
The Rector, Kwara State Polytechnic, Engr Doctor Abdul Jimoh said the initiative is that of the staff of Mechanical Engineering department of the School. He said the pedal-operated hand washing machine was invented to minimise the chances of infection.
He said the machine has two pedals; the left side which dispenses soap while the right dispenses water.
The State Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Hajia Sa’adat Modibbo Kawu, led the Polytechnic’s team to the office of the Deputy Governor.