The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr, Ogbonnaya, has warned agencies of the Ministry against contracting out research works to outsider.

Dr. Onu handed down the warning during his facility visit to Project Development Institute, (PRODA) in Enugu at the weekend.

He said research agencies of the Ministry should strive to produce experts who can hold their own anywhere and be well versed in their mandate.

The Minister challenged PRODA to go back to its glorious days and nurture technological start-ups who will become future entrepreneurs in the country.

Dr. Onu also appealed to the agencies to cooperate by sharing their experiences and expertise so as to ensure durable technological development of the country.

Dr. Onu, who expressed satisfaction with the Proda’s research progress on Graphite, urged the management to encourage young bright Scientists in the organisation to come up with innovations that would benefit the country.

Dr. Onu also commended the union leaders for their new positive disposition towards the management, he said adding that this will augur well for good industrial relations.

 In his word ‘’ I am happy that the union leaders themselves have testified to the cordial working relationship between the unions and the management’’.He therefore implored them to work amicably for the common good of the nation.

He also advised the agency not to leave the equipment they bought with huge money to spoil, rather they should put the equipment to good use. When equipment are installed and not used, it will rust or be overtaken by new ones, he added.

AbdulGaniyu Aminu

DD (Press and PR)

1st November,2019