Science Museum, Park’ll Boost National Revenue – Nnaji

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The director-general, Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission, Michael Ohiani presenting the commission’s souvenir to the permanent secretary, Federal Ministry of Innovation, Science and Technology, Mrs. Esuabana Nko Asanye when he paid a courtesy visit to the ministry’s headquarters in Abuja.

The Minister of Innovation Science and Technology, Chief Geoffrey Nnaji has emphasised that the proposed Science Park and Museum will bolster the nation’s economy.

Nnaji highlighted the ministry’s commitment to developing infrastructure, like the Science Park and Museum, through a private-public partnership (PPP), aiming to enhance socio-economic growth and increase revenue.

The minister, represented by the ministry’s permanent secretary, Mrs. Esuabana Nko Asanye made these remarks during a courtesy visit by a delegation from the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC), led by its director-general and CEO, Michael Ohiani, in Abuja.

Nnaji underscored the importance of the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission, an agency overseeing the public-private partnership (PPP) framework for infrastructure services, in the country’s socio-economic progress.

He noted that the ministry’s collaboration with ICRC, initiated in 2015 to secure additional funding for research and development (R&D), has significantly transformed the sector and boosted the ministry’s commercialisation efforts.

The minister affirmed the ministry’s dedication to establishing the Science Park and Museum to fulfil a key agenda of the current administration focused on job creation and poverty alleviation.

In his address, Ohiani highlighted President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s commitment to enhancing the lives of Nigerians through economic cooperation, social cohesion and cultural understanding.

He urged government agencies to embrace public-private partnerships (PPP) and strengthen ties between ICRC and ministry agencies for timely project execution.

Head of the private-public partnership (PPP) at the Federal Ministry of Innovation, Science and Technology (FMIST), Dr. Victor Fadipe stressed the significance of Science Park and Museum infrastructural development for the ministry’s active role in the nation’s technological advancement.

In a statement by the ministry’s deputy director, press and public relations, Atuora Obed, he appealed for ICRC’s cooperation to ensure timely completion of these crucial projects.

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