The Federal Government will on Thursday inaugurate Amal Technology’s production facility for Gas Leak Detection Devices and Printed Circuit Board in Idu, Abuja.
In a statement, Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board noted that the homegrown innovation was initiated by Amal Technologies Limited with its support under its research & development innovation intervention.
According to the board, its Research and Development Framework facilitates ideas to market and provides institutional and funding support for market-driven research.
It added that it also supported the commercialisation of breakthrough innovations with high market prospects.
“The Gas Leak Detection Device is known as Amal Aerio, and the inauguration ceremony will be performed by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources (Oil), Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, supported by the Executive Secretary of the NCDMB, Engr Felix Omatsola Ogbe.
“Other dignitaries expected at the event include the Minister of Solid Minerals, the Minister of State Steel Development, the Minister of Science and Technology, the Director General National Information Technology Development Agency, the Director General Energy Commission, and members of the National Assembly,” the statement read in part.
According to the board, Amal Aerio is a gas and smoke detection device and adopted the Internet of Things to introduce into the market a device that prevents fire disasters by alerting homeowners’ users through phone calls and text messages in the event of a gas leak.
It also noted that the facility also had the capability for printed circuit board manufacturing.
“With NCDMB’s support to Amal Technologies Limited, the company’s products are guaranteed to be made available to Nigerians and exported.
“In this regard, NCDMB is deepening in-country capacity for research and development, leveraging Nigeria’s oil and gas resources to catalyse its industrialisation,” it added.
It remarked that the innovation complemented the Federal Government’s decade of gas policy and in particular, the drive to deepen the utilisation of cooking gas in homes across the country.
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