The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Sen. Adeleke Mamora has emphasised the importance of industrialisation as a roadmap to national development.
Speaking during a visit by participants of the Senior Executive Course (SEC) 45 2023 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) Kuru, Jos, Mamora noted that nations worldwide strive for industrialisation, climate change mitigation and security for sustainable development and growth.
Mamora highlighted the significance of leveraging new energy policies such as the Green House energy order, which reduces the menace of climate change while empowering industrial activities. He emphasised that climate change is a universal issue and the impact of industrialisation requires policy measures to mitigate its challenges.
The minister explained that meaningful progress in industrialisation, climate change and security would require a sincere commitment to applying STI intervention programmes. As the national custodian of all innovation matters in Nigeria, Mamora added that the ministry aims to transform the country into a knowledge-driven industrial hub in Africa and a reference point worldwide.
During the visit, the Minister of State for Science, Technology and Innovation, Chief Henry Ikoh highlighted the importance of participants’ interaction with the ministry’s management. He noted that their report on the importance of STI in industrialisation and climate change mitigation would improve the knowledge inputs and outputs of various government agencies and the public towards green energy revolution and industrialisation.
In conclusion, the permanent secretary, Mrs. Monilola Udoh stated that the FMSTI is working tirelessly to ensure delivery on the mandates of its seventeen agencies, particularly in the areas of industrialisation, climate change mitigation, and energy security in Nigeria and the world at large.