Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has reaffirmed Federal Government’s support to growth of key scientific innovations within the nation.
The minister, who acknowledged this when he declared open the nineteenth National Council on Science, Technology and Innovation, yesterday, in Abuja, stated authorities would lend its support by way of pleasant insurance policies, together with making certain concord of analysis efforts from completely different analysis establishments.
The theme of the Council was ‘Investment in Research and Development: A Necessary Tool To Improving Nigerian Economy’.
Onu famous that efforts have been being made to evaluation the present Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) coverage to fulfill the wants of the twenty first century and proffer options to teeming challenges dealing with the nation immediately.
He stated Nigeria is decided to be a significant international participant in area know-how, noting that it was the primary sub-Saharan African nation to launch and develop area know-how.
Onu maintained that analysis institutes and companies below the ministry would proceed to develop innovations to allow farmers obtain extra agricultural yield and scale back post-harvest losses.
He careworn the necessity for the nation to be self-reliant, patronise indigenous items and companies, encourage export and obtain a beneficial steadiness of commerce.
Earlier, in his goodwill message, Deputy Chairman of the House Committee on Science and Research Institutions, Jafaru Mohammed, stated extra efforts could be put into scientific innovations, whereas appreciating the synergy among the many scientific ecosystem in Nigeria.
Ambassador of Venezuela to Nigeria, David Nieves Velásquez Caraballo, who described the event of STI in Nigeria as a constructive growth, pledged that his nation would proceed to work intently with Nigeria for mutual advantages in lots of areas together with STI.