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FG to invest N180bn to drive science and technology innovation – Minister

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Science and Technology Minister, Ogbonnaya Onu, has said that the Federal Government is determined towards investing N180 billion to ensure successful implementation of the National Science, Technology and Innovation Road-map (NSTIR) 2030.

Making this known, on Friday, at the ongoing 15th meeting of the National Council on Science and Technology, in Benin, Edo State, Onu said that it would be over a period of three-budget years as designed by the road-map.

He noted that the ministry was keen on implementing the road-map, stating that it would be done in partnership with a wide variety of stakeholders, including public and private research development centres.

He stressed that the implementation of the planned NSTIR 2030 programmes and increased investment in Science, Technology and Innovation (STI)  were major elements that could drive Nigeria’s dream to join the top 20 of technologically-advanced countries.

 

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