FG to establish national technology innovation centres

Dr Ogbonna Onu, the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, says the Federal Government will establish national research and technology innovation centres for global competitiveness.

Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu

This is contained in a statement issued by Josephine Ademu, Head, Press and Public Relations of the ministry, on Tuesday in Abuja.

Onu said this at a working visit to Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo on Monday in Benin city.

The minister noted that increased focus on solution driven research would help increase the commercialisation of scientific research results.

He called for active local production for all goods and services that are needed in Nigeria.

Onu also said that Nigerian goods, services and innovations must be of global standards to meet local demands and encourage exports.

Responding, Obaseki said that for government to deliver on its mandate, all aspects of government must embrace Science, Technology and Innovation (STI).

Obaseki further advocated for strengthening and creation of an enabling environment for local innovators.

He pledged his administration’s assistance to the development of STI.


Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

'It's a game of innovation,' Patricia Technologies CEO Agbodje says

Unlimint: Providing unlimited payment solutions to African businesses

Naira dips further at parallel market

Eco Online Global Services launches new trading app 'Eco Trader'

Indulge like never before in the Cold Stone September 30-day online deals!!!

Meet the Glover team on a mission to improving the giftcard culture of Africans

Inflation rate drops for 5th straight month

Osinbajo: 'CBN must recognise that Fintechs, payment platforms are here to stay'

Trading on Nigerian Stock Exchange rebounds by N3 billion