Outgoing Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Sen. Adeleke Mamora, at the weekend handed over the reins of the ministry to the permanent secretary, Mrs. Monilola Udo.
Representing President Muhammadu Buhari at the inauguration of the Technology Complex constructed by the Raw Material Research and Development Council (RMRDC) at the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) in Abuja, Mamora – who was minister for 11 months – presented a booklet containing his achievements in the ministry to Udoh.
Mamora expressed his appreciation to President Buhari for providing him with the opportunity and support to serve Nigeria and humanity as a minister.
He also extended his gratitude to the outgoing Minister of State, Chief Henry Ikoh; the permanent secretary, directors, directors-general/chief executive officers of the FMSTI agencies and the ministry’s staff for their unwavering support during his tenure.
Mamora encouraged the staff to maintain their dedication to research and development (R&D) projects in order to achieve President Buhari’s administration’s goal of diversifying the economy through Science, Technology and Innovation (STI).
He emphasised that no nation can achieve meaningful development, growth and self-sufficiency without a steadfast commitment and proper application of Science, Technology and Innovation.
Mamora officially handed over his stewardship document as the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation for the past 11 months to Udoh, expressing his gratitude to her and the FMSTI management for their unwavering support.
A statement released by the ministry’s deputy director of press and public relations, Atuora Obed quoted the permanent secretary commending the outgoing minister and the outgoing minister of state for their significant achievements during their tenure and wished them success in their future endeavours.