By Beauty John.
The permanent secretary of the federal ministry of science and technology, Mr. Bitrus Baking Nabasu, has applauded the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari for moving the country in a new direction. Where science and technology will drive productivity and economic activities in all sectors.
He said this at the 16th National Council on Science and Technology held in Lafia recently.
“For the first time, science, technology and innovation have been recognized as occupying the central place for all economic
activities in all sectors of the economy. This means that there is now a significant change in the mental attitude that we have towards
science and technology ” he said.
The Nigerian clean tech innovation program (NC-TIP) – providing clean and green innovative technologies for Nigerian Micro, Small and Medium-Scale Enterprises (MSMES) memorandum was passed for approval.
The project seeks to identify and support cleantech innovators and entrepreneurs in seven key sectors of the economy which are:
agriculture, health, energy, was management, water green cities and transportation , by harnessing the resources of local and international partners to invest and support clean tech innovators
and products, thereby boosting the nations economy in the process.
Also speaking at the event, the Nasarawa State commissioner for special education, science and tecnology, Professor Jonathan Ayuba said Nasarawa being the home of solid minerals in the country, it’s is a science friendly state.
“You will see the synergy between the federal and state government and how we are trying to use science and technology for
the development of Nigeria ,” he said.
Participants at the event were drawn from innovators, academia, Nigerian Armed Forces, Paramilitary, organized private sector (OPS) entrepreneurs and captains of industries , members of the press, relevant stake holders.