The Minister of Science and Technology Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has called on Organized Private Sector to invest in Projects and build new businesses from the research efforts of the Ministry’s agencies.
The Minister gave the charge during a courtesy call by the delegation of Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) led by the chairman committee on information, communication technology of the forthcoming Expo. Engr, Leye Kupoluyi.
Dr. Onu said many agencies of the Ministry are embarking on research in many areas of human endeavor which could contribute to improving the nation’s economy, enhancing job creation and strengthen our currency.
He urged the pioneer Chamber of Commerce in the country and other organized Private Sector to take advantage of the research findings of the Ministry.
Dr. Onu also commended pioneering chamber of Commerce and Industry for its contributions to nation building.
The activities of the LCCI, according to the Minister have offered services to fellow Nigerians by creating job and fighting poverty.
We are moving our nation’s economy away from commodity tone that is knowledge and innovation driven, which yield many dividends for the country.
Earlier, he said that the visit was to applaud what the Ministry has been doing in the last few years, adding that the Ministry has tremendously done well for the business community especially in the Information Communication Technology (ICT) which has changed the face of doing things across the world.
The Chairman also said, there are successful Stories to tell about Nigerians in the world of Information Communication Technology in every aspects of life including Agriculture, Education, Health, Science and Technology.
DD (Press & Public Relations)