President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated the commitment of his administration to the creation of an intervention fund to support research in science and technology in the country.
Buhari made the pledge in Enugu while declaring open the 2019 Technology and Innovation Expo organized by the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology under the theme: ‘Science, Technology and Innovation for Economic Recovery and Sustainable Growth’.
The President who was represented at the event by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, said that the move was borne out of his conviction that the country needed the application of science and technology to achieve prosperity.
According to him, the importance attached to science and technology has led his administration to apply same in the crystallization of the country’s growth plan 2017 – 2030 and commended efforts so far put up by the ministry in the advancement of technology, which he said had resulted in job creation and capacity development.
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