The Federal Government has charged the governing board of the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) to work with cooperation, collaboration, coordination, communication and cordiality to achieve its given mandate.
The Minister of Science Technology and Innovation (STI), Sen. Adeleke Mamora made the charge during the inauguration of the governing board of NOTAP in Abuja.
He tasked the board members to do their best to make a difference while it lasts.
“Try to make a difference, try to make a difference in terms of what you do, commitment and diligence. Do your bit. Do your best. It is a privilege to be appointed into a position of service.
“Don’t have the ‘me’ attitude; rather, have the ‘we’ attitude because we are stronger together. We can not inherit the good things and pretended not to want to inherit the bad things. You inherit access; you will also inherit liability,” he said.
Mamora promised that the ministry would support the board to achieve its goal.
During his remark, the Minister of State for STI, Chief Henry Ikoh called on the board members to leave a legacy for those that will come after them.
“Your appointment is based on your track records. However, within the period of your service, you are expected to make a positive difference. I urge you to leave a legacy that will be valued and treasured by those that will come thereafter.
“One of the cardinal points of the current administration is to move 100 million Nigerians out of poverty. I, therefore, advise you to work towards achieving this goal,” Ikoh stressed.
The permanent secretary of the ministry and the chairperson of NOTAP, Mrs. Monilola Udoh, who was represented by the director of Health Biomedical Science (HBS), Dr. David Erabhahiemen, promised to implement the 5Cs’ principle to achieve its mandate.
During an interview, the director general of NOTAP, Dr. DanAzumi Ibrahim revealed that NOTAP is only interested in moving the nation forward.
“We will have a strong relationship with the ministry and I assure commitment to work with the board,” he said.