OMOTOYOSI CRAIG: A GIFT FROM NIGERIA TO THE REST OF THE WORLD

OMOTOYOSI CRAIG: A GIFT FROM NIGERIA TO THE REST OF THE WORLD

His invention of a “stand-alone parabolic dish solar cooker for African conditions” is being planned for commercial production by UN for Internally Displaced Persons/Refugees.

After series of debilitating health conditions, family and societal challenges, Omotoyosi braved the odds and graduated from Federal University of Technology, Akure, FUTA, yet he was born and brought in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria.   

The young man graduated in 2011 after completing his studies in Mechanical Engineering and in his final year he invented a “yam-pounding machine”

Craig moved to South Africa for his doctorate degree in Engineering Management at the Stellenbosch University. With the help of a FUTA alumnus and a lecturer he settled in quickly.

The outcome was the invention of a “special kind of parabolic solar cooker” which works when there is no sunlight.

That device is now being under-studied by a United Nations, UN, agency for possible commercialization for use in camps of Internally Displaced People, IDP’s and refugees in and around Africa.

For all these and more, Toyosi, was awarded the “Most Outstanding Nigerian Student In South Africa” at the Nigeria Community Excellence Award 2017 .The award ceremony which was held at Encore Theater Complex, Hatfield, Pretoria, South Africa on 14thOctober, 2017 attracted officials of the Nigerian High Commission and Consulate...

He emerged as the winner of the best outstanding student against three nominees that were picked from over 400 students.

 

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