A Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Ilorin,
Segun Adedayo, has invented an anti-burglary and fire-proof safe for
keeping classified documents.
Adedayo made this known in a presentation at the 184th Inaugural
Lecture of the institution titled: ‘Optimal Application of Materials
joining towards rapid National Development”.
Adedayo added that he had also developed a hybrid metal and wooden
electricity workers’ adjustable height ladder.
He said: “My invention is divided into two compartments, while pulling
out of the compartment is effected through a screw mechanism.
“Locking of the safe is done through mechanical device as against the
conventional use of key.”
The engineer said his dual material of metal and wood adjustable
height ladder are specifically meant for electricity workers.
He said that conventional electricity poles’ ladders are made of wood
with such disadvantages as low strength and limited level of
The don disclosed that in the future, his areas of research inventions
will include the following: production of electrical porcelain
materials from local clay deposits and computer modelling engineering
Others, he revealed, include Rockie-Boogie Carrier based Lawn Mower
and further developed laboratory equipment.
Adedayo, therefore, advised the Federal Government to support
investments on the automobile industry in form of low interest loan
and protective policies in form of high import duties on vehicles or
their components that are being manufactured in the country.