Unilorin to sign MoU with Nigerian Army to develop military multi-layered armoured composite
Written by Uthy on October 22, 2019
The University of Ilorin is to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Nigerian Army with a mandate to develop a multilayered armoured composite for military purposes.
Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Suleiman Age AbdulKareem, disclosed this today while addressing members of the Kwara State Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists to celebrate the thirty fifth Convocation ceremony of the University.
Professor AbdulKareem noted that the University and the Nigerian Army had begun talks and process since last year on the capacity to fabricate moulds using composite materials developed from solid waste to build military apparatuses.
According to him, a major breakthrough in this regard is that the institution had developed a novel method of carrying out Compositic Room Temperature Rheological studies on polymers.
Professor AbdulKareem added that the Institution had also made breakthrough in hydro power research development, discovery of potential treatment or cure for tuberculosis, discovery that could be developed further as a potential cure for cancer, and development of aviation fuel treatment among others.
The Vice Chancellor therefore called on all stakeholders to give necessary and full supports to energise the university to further in its determination and efforts to make the University a World-Class hub and centre of excellence for life-changing discovery, learning and innovation.
By Mahmood Olayinka Alaya