The University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID), on Sunday revealed it had developed a locally made device to stimulate performance of the Alpha Jet used by the Nigerian Air Force in light attacks and advance training.
The Coordinator of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Office of UNIMAID, Prof. Ba’ana Bukar, made this known in an interview with pressmen in Maiduguri.
He said the device known as Anti-skid braking system helps in slowing down the speed of the aircraft and maintaining its balance even on wet runways.
“The device was developed by Muhammad Shuwa fron the Center for Entrepreneurship of the University. As I am talking to you, this device has already been put to use on the Alpha Jet,” Bukar stated.
Bukar also revealed that the university had organised sensitisation workshop in partnership with the National Office of Technology Acquisition Promotion to enhance the capacity of staff in the area of intellectual property.
He however, noted that poor funding and lack of partnership opportunities had stalled many researches and inventions at the university.