Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has congratulated the management of the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) on the remarkable breakthrough in the field of science in the successful invention and inauguration of a 100KVA Refuse-Drived Fuel (RDF) gasification plant for its Nsukka campus.
In a statement by the President General, Chief Nnia Nwodo, Ohanaeze Ndigbo said this singular achievement by a team led by Prof. Emenike Ejiogu, of the Department of Electrical Engineering, has, once again, put the foremost institution on the international map of inventions reminiscent of the discovery, years back, of an effective cholera vaccine by another cerebral scholar, Professor Njoku Obi, of the Faculty of Biological Sciences of the institution, which helped in curbing the plague of the disease then.
Nwodo congratulated the UNN Vice Chancellor, Professor Benjamin Ozumba, and said the new invention by the university is clearly another attestation to the creative ingenuity of Ndigbo, and is most remarkable at a period fossil energy is diminishing in its relevance in the world.
He said it was the firm belief of Ohanaeze Ndigbo that the invention would not suffer the fate of similar breakthroughs in the past, which were abandoned and allowed to gather dust or fossilise, but would be commercialised and made available for increased energy use in the country.
Nwodo urged the UNN to increase its research into other areas that could help in making life easier for the people.