The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, has launched the South-South Sensitisation Programme on Science, Technology and Innovation Roadmap 2030, at Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Mr Abdul-Ganiyu Aminu, Deputy Director of Press in the ministry, who made this known in a statement on Tuesday quoted Onu as saying the effort was to ensure Scientists harnessing innovation by utilizing Roadmap as an Instrument of providing jobs.
He said the Roadmap would also create wealth and reduce poverty in the nation.
According to him, the present administration has accorded priority to science and technology in the economy recovery and growth plan.
Onu said that local contents would now be encouraged in all Science and Engineering contracts in the country.
He appealed to staff to study and be guided by the Roadmap in their Scientific and Research endeavours.
Earlier in his opening remarks, Director of Science and Technology Promotion, Mr Ekanem Udoh, said unlike past policy guidelines, the Roadmap was infused with practicable timelines to boost Scientific, and Technological Development of the country.
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