The permanent secretary, Federal Ministry of Science, Technology and
Innovation, Mrs. Monilola Udoh, has inaugurated the local organising committee (LOC) for the hosting of the African Researchers and Innovation (FARI) forum scheduled to hold from October 17th -21st, 2022, in Abuja.
Speaking during the ceremony held today (June 23, 2022) in Abuja, Udoh said that the hosting of the forum was due to the outcome of the meeting of the commissioner of education, science and technology, ECOWAS Commission, Dr. Mamadou Jao and the then minister of Federal Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu held in 2020 in Abuja where the minister agreed that Nigeria will host the maiden edition of FARI.
She stated that the forum will be a rallying point for scientists, technologists, researchers and innovators in Africa adding that the development and progress of Africa depend on the collective dedication and commitment to the socio-economic emancipation of the continent.
In a statement by the ministry’s deputy director of press, Atuora Obed, Udoh charged the committee to ensure adequate planning and execution of the assignment to maintain Nigeria’s leadership role in carrying out her responsibilities in Africa.