Minister urges personal sector to create wealth from expo prototypes
Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology, has urged the Organised Private Sector(OPS), to make use of the analysis outcomes and prototypes of the know-how and innovation expo to create wealth for the nation.
Onu made the decision on the closing of the week lengthy science, know-how and innovation expo on Friday in Abuja.
He emphasised the importance and significance of the expo, stressing that the prototypes showcased may very well be used for wealth creation, individually, collectively in addition to job employment for residents.
The minister was optimistic that the expo would proceed to create limitless alternatives for all Nigerians together with graduates.
He famous that a few of the improvements and prototypes exhibited on the expo can be main contributors to the realisation of the nation’s sustainable financial diversification.
“We are decided to proceed to work exhausting to make sure that sooner or later, Nigeria turns into one of many main economies on the planet. We is not going to relaxation till that is achieved.
“There is not any want for our pricey nation to be importing from different nations lots of the issues we carry from exterior.
“I name on all coverage makers and Nigerian buyers to make time and go to the assorted stands in our future expos,’’ Onu stated.
He gave the peace of mind if that occurred, it might assist speed up the tempo of commercialisation of leads to the search for the nation’s self reliance.
Onu counseled President Muhammadu Buhari for granting scholarship awards as much as Doctorate of Philosophy Degree degree to the three greatest most promising younger scientists in Nigeria.
NAN studies that the scholarship got here by way of the 774 Young Nigerian Scientists Presidential Award (774YONSPA), as a means of encouraging the research of science and arithmetic in Nigeria.
The minister additionally stated that the perfect might come from Nigerian researchers, inventors and innovators.
He added that each one winners that emerged from the assessments of the innovations, improvements and analysis outcomes of the expo individuals can be rewarded with a million, N750,000 and N500,000 respectively.