FG: Science, Technology Key Driver of Nigeria’s Economy

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.

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