STI, sureway to Nigeria’s greatness – Nnaji

By Stanley Iwuoha

Minister of Innovation, Science and Technology, Chief Uche Nnaji, says that Innovation, Science and Technology remains the pathway to the socio-economic development of Nigeria.

The Minister stated this during the closing ceremony of the 2024 Technology and Innovation Expo tagged:’ ’STI: Solution to National Economic Challenges’’, in Abuja.

He said Nigeria is so.muxh blessed with human and natural resources but must leverage STI as a vital tool to taking her rightful position amongst the comity of nations.

According to Chief Nnaji, the ‘’Revised Science Technology and Innovation Policy’’ when properly implemented has the potentials to completely transform the STI Eco System in the country, as it provides the appropriate channel for the fundamental re-orientation of her citizenry.

Nnaji, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mrs. Esuabana Nko-Asanye, further said that STI being the bed-rock of development, has propelled nations and businesses to economic prosperity from driving industrial growth to unlocking sustainable economic advancement.

He explained that over the years the nation has shown promising signs of a bright future by using STI force for her abundant natural and human resource, adding that for these potentials to fully blossom, we need a supportive work environment that encourages skills development through STI in the country.

He pointed out that ‘’Technology Expo’’ provides an exceptional opportunity for the Organized Private Sector (OPS) and inventors to capitalize on the research outcomes paving the way for wealth creation and empowerment opportunities for our vast population.

Earlier, the Permanent Secretary Mrs. Esuabana Nko-Asanye, in her opening remarks, said that this year’s Technology Exposition is a testament of the Ministry’s bold initiatives towards developing a sustainable, inclusive and industrial economic growth of the nation.

She further stated that the Ministry is always poised to collaborate with all stakeholders in the sector in order to promote innovation, advance in technology and industrialization of our great nation.

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