NABASU STRESSES NEED FOR SCIENCE-BASED ECONOMIC GROWTH

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Mr. Bitrus Bako Nabasu has stressed the need for Nigeria to be self-reliant by producing goods and services whose prices it can determine.

Mr. Nabasu said this when he received A CERTIFICATE OF PERFORMANCE AS AN ICON OF DILIGENT SERVICE AND CAPACITY BUILDING IN THE FEDERAL CIVIL SERVICE BY VISION 1YOUTH LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE in his office on Monday 26th of November 2018.

According to Mr. Nabasu “ The Ministry is focused on promoting self-reliance in Science, Technology and Innovation which is our constitutional function as spelt out in Section 18, Sub-section 2 whereby the Federal Government must promote Science, Technology and Innovation”.

The Permanent Secretary highlighted the efforts the ministry is making to ensure that Nigeria’s economy bounces back to life, by ensuring the nation shifts from being a mono-economy based on resources to a diversed economy that is knowledge and innovation driven.

Nabasu also spoke about the ministry’s intention to propel the nation’s youthful population by encouraging our youths to study courses in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and expressed delight in the youthful-driven organisation VISION 1 on their efforts at organising security summits and thus promoting national development.

Earlier, the Deputy Chief Executive of Vision 1 Leadership Development Initiative, Mr. Victor Nse-Abasi praised the Permanent Secretary in driving the ministry’s activities in line with the set-out objectives of the ministry.

OTUYEMI ADETAYO

INFORMATION OFFICER II

28TH NOVEMBER 2018.

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