Covenant University graduate invents NEPA-less Iron

When we hear things like this, it makes one want to identify with your root, country apart from the general things we hear that makes us feel we have been let down.

Innovations born out of the failure the country has created like this always want one to be proud of the country where one comes from. Such is the case of this young Nigerian who out of necessity invented something that would be useful to the common man.

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In a country like Nigeria, where total blackout has been the order of the day, just like Nigerian brothers who created mobile browser better than Google chrome, a young chap, Ayokunle Adeniran has done a ground breaking invention.

Adeniran, who is a graduate of Mechanical Engineering from Covenant University, has invented an iron he calls “Nepaless” iron; a pressing iron that does not run on electricity, it utilizes cooking (butane) gas; cartridges which will retail for about N120 per canister. There are 6 canisters per cartridge; one cartridge is claimed to last for about 2 weeks’ worth of daily ironing, or 40 pieces of clothing.

According to theheraldng.com, Adeniran has always been known by his colleagues to be very inventive and enterprising, as a student he did everything from building prototype cars to helping students repair gadgets and even designing and selling lecture notebooks to pay for his tuition and other educational requirements.

The now successful NY based engineer has not lost his passion for creating, designing and engineering with a hope to make life easier for a people desperately in need of solutions.

One alumnus who graduated in 2009 said, “There were festive periods (even Christmas) where he would remain in school, working, thinking and innovating also dreaming. He didn’t have access to some of the basic luxuries most students had such as even a family to go home to during the holidays, so he would just do what he knows best…create.”

crowdfunding campaign, with a target of N20 million, appears to have been setup to make mass production possible. However, as of this publication, the campaign seems to be on hold, or suspended, for unclear reasons.

A working prototype of the Nepaless iron does exist, although bulky, but it is yet to be mass produced.

 

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