The Minister of State for Science, Technology, and Innovation, Chief Henry Ikechukwu Ikoh has stated that industrialization is crucial to job creation, economic development, and growth of any nation.
Ikoh made this statement during the inauguration of the recruitment and selection committee for the appointment of directors-general of National Board of Technology Incubation (NBTI), Nigerian Natural Medicine Development Agency (NNMDA) and the National Center for Technology Management (NACETEM) in his office in Abuja.
The minister emphasised that the selection process would be based on the laid-down procedures for the appointment of directors-general of the agencies, and the employment would be strictly on merit.
He further added that the ministry would ensure that the right people are appointed and charged the committee members to be committed and diligent in carrying out the assignment to move the agencies and the Federal Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation (FMSTI) to greater heights.
In his acceptance speech, the chairman of the committee, Engr. Baba Ibrahim assured the minister that the committee would ensure that due process is exercised in the selection of the directors-general.
A statement by the ministry’s deputy director of press and public relations, Atuora Obed said the minister was commended for giving them the opportunity to serve the nation in this regard.