Bilateral Ties: Nigeria, Japan To Collaborate Through Tech Transfer

The Minister of State for Science, Technology and Innovation, Chief Henry Ikoh.
The Minister of State for Science, Technology and Innovation, Chief Henry Ikoh.

Nigeria’s Minister of State for Science, Technology and Innovation, Chief Henry Ikoh has expressed the country’s readiness to collaborate with Japan to enhance bilateral relations in the field of technology transfer.

During a courtesy visit by the Japanese Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency, Matsunaga Kazuyoshi to the minister, he said that Nigeria has technical departments and agencies responsible for various technology fields and that Japan’s collaboration would help to transform the country’s potential.

The permanent secretary, Mrs. Monilola Udoh also emphasised Nigeria’s shift from a commodity to a knowledge-based economy and the need for technological collaboration with Japan to diversify the economy and turn raw materials into finished products.

Kazuyoshi noted that his visit aimed to explore collaboration in technology transfer between the two countries, given Nigeria’s abundance of natural resources that Japan could explore technologically.

The minister applauded the longstanding bilateral relationship between both countries and assured the Japanese envoy of Nigeria’s commitment to collaboration. Such a partnership would help Nigeria to unlock its full potential and drive economic growth and development, while also fostering closer ties between the two nations.

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