Hon. Minister FMST Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu (middle), receiving Compendium of recent Activities in the Republic of India from the High Commissioner His Excellency Abhay Thakur (right), with the Permanent Secretary FMST Mr. Bitrus Bako Nabasu

The Federal government is to improve relationship with the Republic of India on Space Research, peaceful use of Atomic Energy and Biotechnology, for the mutual benefits of both countries.

Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu said this when the High Commissioner of India to Nigeria Abhay Thakur paid a courtesy call on the Minister on Monday 1st April, 2019 in Abuja.

He thanked the Indian government for the capacity building of Nigerian scientists and also congratulated them for their success on anti-satellite missiles.

Speaking further, Dr Onu said that Nigeria is building a knowledge society which is innovative-driven so that we use our knowledge to convert our products into goods and services we need.

Earlier, the High Commissioner of India to Nigeria, His Excellency, Abhay Thakur said that India is looking forward for corporation on skills development, peaceful application of space technology in agriculture, atomic energy and innovation in many areas of agriculture.

Other areas of interest according the High Commissioner of India are resources mapping and the application of science and technology to all kinds of industrial growth and development.

Edet E. Etuk

Assistant Chief Information officer

For (DD Press)

April 1, 2019