Renewable energy: ERA/FoEN record breakthrough, parade young inventors

Renewable energy: ERA/FoEN record breakthrough, parade young inventors

Two young inventors, Daniel Wada and Japheth Okagbare have recorded breakthrough in renewable energy by developing a home-grown inverter and power bank. The initiative which is intended to revolutionise the Nigerian power sector and mitigate the impact of environmental degradation, climate change, poverty and address the problem of unemployment in the Country. Wada and Okagbare

Two young inventors, Daniel Wada and Japheth Okagbare have recorded breakthrough in renewable energy by developing a home-grown inverter and power bank.

DR. GODWIN UYI-OJO,/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ERA, (LEFT) JAPHETH (MIIDLE), NEHITA OYEMEDA (2ND RIGHT), AND DANIEL WADA (RIGHT) DURING THE PARADE OF THE POWER BANK AND INVERTER IN BENIN

The initiative which is intended to revolutionise the Nigerian power sector and mitigate the impact of environmental degradation, climate change, poverty and address the problem of unemployment in the Country.

Wada and Okagbare who named their products DanJaf, were mentored by the Environmental Rights Action, Nigeria (ERA) through the young friends of the Earth, Nigeria, led by Edo State Coordinator, Miss Nehita Oyemeda.

Parading the the inventors under the “extraction to Education project with support from naturvernforbundet” at a Media briefing on Thursday in Benin City, the Executive Director of ERA/FoEN, Dr. Godwin Uyi-Ojo, assured that the gadgets will reduce the dependence on fossil fuel which poses risk mankind to renewable energy sources.

A GROUP PHOTOGRAPH BY YOUNG INNOVATORS MENTORED BY ERA/FoEN

He admitted however that the products are st its initial stage while the inventors would have to contend “with the routine challenges of young innovators and entrepreneurs with scarce resources.

According to him, “this initiative is of high relevance to the youths. With the 2030 Agenda, the State Development Goals (SDGs) recognize Children and the youth as critical agents for the creation of a new world”.

21 year-old Wada Daniel, commended ERA and its partners for giving them the platform to excel in their chosen career.

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Wada hails from Ofu Local Government Area of Kogi State, attended Akenzua Secondary School while Okagbare, age 21, is from Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State, and attended Ihogbe Secondary School both in Benin City.

DANIEL WADA, THE CO-INVENTOR AT AN INTERACTIVE SESSION WITH THE MEDIA ON THURSDAY

He said the challenge posed by incessant power outages inspired him to work hard.

“We saw the need address the frequent power outage, so came up with the idea.

“I have also observed that most of the circuits that are available are made of led battery acid. Most of the batteries go bad and cannot stand the test of time”, he said.

On his part, 21-year-old Japheth, said many people have lost their mobile phones due to theft in the process of charging their batteries in their neighborhoods.

“My uncle lost his phone at a charging point in his neighbour’s house.

“A lot of people have gone to charging stations to charge their phone and return home empty.

“The situation inspired us to create a power bank and inverter.

“We have the plan to export our products when we get the needed encouragement”, he said.

The Edo State Coordinator of young friends of the Earth, Nigeria, Nehita Oyemeda highlighted the objectives of the body which was established two years ago.

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JAPHETH OKAGBARE, THE CO-INVENTOR AT AN INTERACTIVE SESSION WITH THE MEDIA ON THURSDAY
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