Nigeria sets to export indigenous technologies
The Federal Ministry of Science and Technology has signed a Memorandum of Undertaking MoU with three international Companies as part of its commitment to export indigenous technologies and take Nigerian Foods to all the continents in the world.
At the signing ceremony in Abuja, the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnya Onu said that the Ministry is leading Nigeria in an irreversible journey to guarantee industrialization and sustainable economic growth.
He noted that the commercialization of indigenous technologies will create jobs; generate wealth and conserved foreign exchange. According to the minister it would also enhance GDP through the productive sector of the economy.
“We want, not only to rely with what we can do in our nation, to minimize the importation of things we can produce but we want the world to know more about Nigeria. We want the world to know about the food that we eat here that our food is very nutritional .we want our food to compete with all the very best in all the continents in the world” the minister stressed.
He said that “With the commercialization of these recipes for Ready to Eat Traditional Soups, Our military and members of the Armed forces can now eat our food were ever they are deployed in any part of the word”.
Our diplomats who are posted to countries in very distance places can now rely on what we are doing today to eat Nigerian Food. We will be in a position to have restaurants in all continents in the world and serve the world our own food”
Earlier, the Director-General of the Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Professor Gloria Elemo said that the commercialization of indigenous research and development results is the main strategy of the federal Ministry of Science and Technology to bail the nation out of the economy recession and sustain the economy on the path of growth.