“Our idea was conceptualised when we were working on our final-year project. We realised that we were solving a problem in the energy and security sectors, hence we decided to turn it into a startup,” said Ugochukwu Valentine Ofoegbu, the leader of the team. “We are currently in the prototype stage and ready to install it in the houses, schools and offices of our potential clients. So we are still in the early stage of our business.”

The app is set to fully launch this September. According to the team, by the end of 2018, the app should have made about 100 installations in homes, schools and offices across Nigeria. It will specifically target to urban areas and areas with prepaid meter installations because they are in a better position to experience the full impact of the tech solution.

“Young people have more opportunities to be creators, innovators and entrepreneurs in today’s technology-driven world. Startups at Roar Nigeria are making their mark in the technology and innovation ecosystem in Nigeria,” Okoli said.