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Christian Osueke of Landmark University has called for the adoption of automation as the major catalyst towards achieving national growth and a developed economy for the nation. Osueke, of the Department of Mechanical Engineering Landmark University, Omu-Aran, made the call while delivering the institution’s 5th Inaugural Lecture held at the school auditorium in Omu-Aran, Kwara State.

The don who is a Professor of Design, Automation and Energy spoke on “Divine Secrets: The Booster of Innovative Design and Automation” argued that such adoption has became necessary in order to reduce production cost and eliminate waste in the country. According to him, the continuous application of muscular efforts in form of hand pressure leads to fatigue, loss of concentration and inaccurate production.

Defining automation as the use of machines and material handling equipment to carry out manufacturing processes with high level of speed, consistency and precision beyond the capacity of the human, he maintained that the world is presently in the era of innovative designs and automation, soft and hardware usage toward achieving an enhanced productivity, saying that Nigeria should not be an exception.

Osueke who decried the nation’s poor and inadequate energy regime said such could be a hindrance toward achieving the desired technological breakthrough, argued that the imbalance between rates of energy supply and demand was responsible for the high cost of goods and services being presently experienced across the country.


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