Drone, manufactured by corps member, deployed in nysc
camp. Mrs. Titi Laoye-Tomori, Osun State Deputy Governor,
gawked at how a drone built by Olaolu Ayoola, a graduate of
Computer Science/Engineering of Lautech, Ogbomoso, took
off and carried out surveillance of the parade ground at the
nysc Orientation camp yesterday.
Security agents present described it as a good invention. The
device, which can fly for 500 meters, carried out live
recording of the event which was monitored on a blackberry
phone. Apart from its military use, Ayoola said: “This type of
drone, if fully developed, could be used by farmers.
You can deploy it to fly round a farm of about 20 hectares
and you will monitor what is going on on the farm right from
where the remote control is. It can be used to monitor traffic
situation and in case of flooding, the drone can monitor the
area. . . I spent over N20,000 to build this but I can do
something with a bigger capacity and which will stay for
more hours in the air if fund is available.” The deputy
governor said she was impressed and that Ayoola should
assembly youths anywhere he was posted to serve and
teach them how to do it.