Tuesday, December 6, 2022

FG To Strengthen NSTIP For Economic Diversification

FMST Ikoh Committee
The Minister of State for Science, Technology and Innovation, Chief Henry Ikoh (left) congratulating members of the committee after their inauguration at the ministry’s headquarters in Abuja.

The Minister of State for Science, Technology and Innovation, Chief Henry Ikoh has assured that the Federal Government is relentlessly ensuring that the National Science, Technology and Innovation Policy is enabled to help the country achieve her economic diversification and growth.

Ikoh said this during the inauguration of the Technical Committee on The Implementation Plan of the 2022 Revised National Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (NSTIP) today in Abuja.

He noted that the policy was launched at the STI EXPO held in March 2022 in Abuja and reiterated the Federal Government efforts in creating jobs, boosting the economy, reducing poverty and unemployment through STI in the country.

The minister stated that the inauguration of the NSTIP is geared towards achieving sustainable socio-economic goals of Nigeria.

A statement by deputy director, press and public relations, Atuora Obed said Ikoh enjoined members of the committee to exercise their duties diligently to complete their assignment within four weeks of their inauguration.

Speaking, the chairman of the technical committee, Dr. John Omimakinde commended the minister for giving them the opportunity to serve and promised that the committee’s mandate will be achieved within the stipulated period.

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