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Reps Committee Pledges Revolution For Science, Engineering, Technological Innovations

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By: IBRAHIM SHEHU

The House of Representatives has reiterated its resolve to chart a new course that will propel Nigeria to new heights in science, engineering and technological innovation.

Chairman, House Committee on Science Engineering, Mr Inuwa Garba, who made the remark at the National Assembly, observed that success of the Committee will be measured not just by the policies initiated but by the tangible results made out of them that will impact on Nigerians.

“The creation of the Committee underscores the importance the leadership of the 10th National Assembly attached to the need to recognize the era of technological and engineering-driven economy that every other sector largely depends on for science and technological growth.

“Such dependence also provides for advancement in research and development, innovation, entrepreneurship, productivity enhancement and managing environmental issues that determine economic progress and promotion of sustainable development.

In the bid to achieve the set objectives, he assured that the Committee would encourage the Agencies to steadily support scientific research towards economic growth of the nation.

These agencies include: Sheda Science and Technology (SHESTCO), Nigeria Natural Medicine Development Agency, National Centre for Technology Management, National Science Laboratory Technology Agency, and Nigeria Council for Food Science Technology.

 

 

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