Nnaji Advocates Commercialisation Of Research For Economic Growth

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The Minister of Innovation, Science and Technology, Chief Uche Nnaji.
The Minister of Innovation, Science and Technology, Chief Uche Nnaji.

The Minister of Innovation, Science and Technology, Chief Uche Nnaji has underscored the vital role of commercialising research products.

Nnaji emphasised the necessity of this initiative for sustainable socio-economic development during a recent courtesy visit by the chief executive officer of the Electric Motor Vehicle Company (EMVC), Prince Mustapha Audu, in Abuja.

Nnaji expressed the ministry’s commitment to driving innovation and highlighted its responsibility for overseeing groundbreaking inventions like solar energy and automobiles in the country. He identified EMVC as an indigenous company pioneering the use of solar energy for automatic recharge in electric vehicles.

The minister pledged to collaborate with EMVC, ensuring it receives the necessary support to benefit Nigerians. This commitment aligns with the Ministry’s vision to propel Nigeria forward in the realm of technological advancements.

The permanent secretary, Mrs. Esuabana Nko-Asanye echoed the sentiments of the minister, emphasising the transformative potential of electric vehicles in revolutionising the automobile industry for sustainable economic growth and job creation. She projected that by 2030, Nigeria would lead the charge globally in adopting electronic vehicle innovations, completely phasing out fossil fuel-powered vehicles.

Nko-Asanye positioned Nigeria as the technological giant of Africa, poised to develop crucial technologies for the benefit of its people. She stressed the ministry’s central role in advancing innovative solutions vital to the nation’s progress.

Prince Mustapha Audu outlined the purpose of the visit, seeking support and partnership from the Ministry in the electronic automobile sector. He underlined the potential for Nigeria to lead Africa in automobile mobility, urging a focused approach on technology. Mustapha encouraged Nigerians to embrace electric vehicles as a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels, presenting EMVC’s automobile vehicles as a viable solution to the current transportation challenges in the country.

The visit concluded with a presentation and showcase of EMVC’s electric vehicles to the minister, further emphasising the need for support and partnership to enhance mobility in Nigeria and alleviate socio-economic challenges.

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