The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnya Onu has appealed to multinational firms in Canada to tap into the large population and Nigeria’s vibrant economy by establishing  research facilities in the country .

Dr. Onu made the call when the Canadian Acting High Commissioner to Nigeria, Amy Galican paid a working visit to the Ministry on Thursday, 18th October 2018 in Abuja.

Dr. Onu, noted that Canada is host to so many multinational firms and sought the   Canadian envoy’s assistance to convince them to have a foothold in Nigeria, adding that with her young population and being the largest economy in Africa, Nigeria holds a lot of promise for them.

 He said further, that the Federal Ministry   of Science and Technology was championing the process of moving the economy from resource based to knowledge and innovation driven economy.

Earlier, the Canadian acting High Commissioner to Nigeria Amy Galigan said   Nigeria and Canada have a lot to benefit each other in the areas of space technology, adding that many Nigerians students  are studying in Canada with the prospect of bringing back beneficial knowledge to Nigeria .

AbdulGaniyu Aminu

Head;Press and Public Relations Unit

18th October, 2018