The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Dr. Bello Umar, has said that the Ministry will continue to support the manufacturing sector with research and services, so as to make the country an industrial nation.
Dr. Umar said this at the town Hall meeting between management and members of staff on Tuesday in Abuja.
He said the Ministry must provide ample leadership to all the research institutes under the auspices of the Ministry. In addition, he called for more support for the institutes as part of their contributions to national development.
Dr. Umar also called for value addition to available technology and research. He urged innovators and scientists, to embark on research that would be relevant to the society.
He also assured the management and the entire staff of an “OPEN-DOOR POLICY”, so as to improve productivity in the Ministry.
In his words, “Every level of staff is important”, adding that, all levels of staff from the lowest to the top management are important and their inputs must be harnessed to achieve organizational goals.
He also said that all hands must be on deck to move the country upward technologically. “You cannot achieve the maximum potentials of agriculture without combining Science and Technology”, he added.
He assured the management and staff of his ability to steer the Ministry to greater heights, due to his huge wealth of experience. He urged members of staff to lend their hand of cooperation to him.
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