The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has said the Federal Government will deepen the efforts it has made to diversify the nation’s economy through the application of science, technology and innovation.
Onu made this known when he received the newly appointed Chief of Defence Space Administration, Rear Admiral Nnamdi Muogilim in his office in Abuja today (February 17).
He hailed the efforts of the Defence Space Administration, especially towards helping to further Nigeria’s quest to be a knowledge-driven economy.
The minister said the Federal Government is committed to ensuring that the nation is not left out in any area of technological development. He added that special attention must be paid to the development of STI to quickly transform the economy.
He further added that Nigeria is focused on being one of the world’s largest economies and efforts are being made to make the economy resilient.
In a statement by the ministry’s deputy director of press and public relations, Afonja Ajibola, Onu stressed that in the coming years, Nigeria’s population will increase and, to be prepared, the Federal Government is putting up policies to adequately take care of future generations and the projected population growth.
Earlier, Muogilim said that his organisation is looking forward to continued collaboration and closer working synergy to boost its activities and optimise resources.