The Minister of State for Science and Technology, Barrister Mohammed Abdullahi has called on Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) to invest in Science,Technology and Innovation sector so as to grow the Nigerian economy.
Barrister Mohammed made this when he received the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) led by its President, Engineer Mansur Ahmed in his office on Tuesday in Abuja.
Barrister Abdullahi explained that the manufacturers could help to commercialize numerous research findings developed by agencies of the Ministry.
He therefore called for effective collaboration between MAN and the Ministry in this regard.
According to Barrister Abdullahi, the manufacturing and equipment’s Expo is not only important to the organization, it is also beneficial to the country as a whole.
The contribution of the manufacturing sectors to any economy is very critical to the growth of the economy and the prosperity of the people. the Minister added.
Barrister Abdullahi also said that the manufacturing sector has been in the fore front of creation of wealth in the country as well as providing employment to our teeming youths. These are essentials of the present administration agenda, he added.
Barrister Abdullahi invited the MAN to show effective presence in the forth coming Science and Technology Expo coming up in March this year, adding that the Expo will bring opportunities to producers, manufacturers, consumers as well as the end users.
Most countries prospered because of what manufacturers at their level were able to do, and Nigeria will key in to reactivate the country.
The Ministry will support and enhanced the capacities and production of manufacturers in the country.
Barrister Abdullahi urged the Association to involve the marketing firms in their interactive Expo so as to have robust attendance.
He also urged Raw Material Development and Research Council (RMDRC) of the Ministry to continue to partner with MAN so as to effectively achieve their objectives
Earlier, the President of the Association, Engineer Mansur Ahmed said the Association and Raw Material Development Council have been partnering in so many areas that are beneficial to the Nigerian economy.
The whole essence of this, he added, to identify areas of mutual collaboration in order to expand the manufacturing base of Nigeria’s economy.
For: DD (Press and PR)
11th February 2020.