FG Partners Nasarawa State on Science, Tech

By Edwin Philip, Lafia

The minister of science and technology, Dr. Ogbonaya Onu, has expressed willingness to partner with the Nasarawa state government in

the areas of science, technology and innovation in support  of the state government milestones in the sector.

The minister, who stressed the importance of science and technology in the advancement of the the country, promised to collaborate with the Nasarawa state government in the areas of core needs in science and technology.

“Your Excellency I want to use this opportunity assure you that we

Me will do everything to support the state government particularly in the areas you have mentioned” he said

Dr Onu, who made the commitment at the 16th meeting of the national council on science and technology which took place in Lafia last week, with the theme : Enhancing Nigeria’s competitiveness in all sectors of

the economy through effective deployment of science, technology and innovation.

He expressed that, collaboration is need to harmonise areas the state and federal government can effectively partner for maximum result and of assistance to the state.

“We will like to have a joint committee that will involved the officials of the federal ministry of science and technology, if you

want to broaden it  so that we can work out ways that we can be of a greater assistance to you” he added.

Earlier, the governor of the state who was represented by his deputy Hon. Silas Agara, had solicited the support of the minister for

science and technology in the areas of providing technical components, to add value to what the state have been able to do.

The governor, recalled previous collaboration within and outside the country how the state has so far benefited, such as the institute of

technical education in Singapore for the establishment of  Nasarawa state technological education located here in Lafia.

“Government constitute sixteen man joint committee on technology, comprising of  Nasarawa state government functionaries and officials of the National agencies for science engineering and infrastructure

towards the realisation this establishment, as I speak  the committee has concluded it assignment and summited the report.” he affirmed.

The council on  science and technology is the highest making body, whereby the federal ministry of science and technology meeting

responsible for science and technology in the various state and  other stake holders, decides  the direction that science and technology would take in the next one year.

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