The Hon. Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, says the Federal Government is willing to listen to Nigerians who are interested in innovation worthy of transforming the country into a knowledge-based economy.
Onu made the disclosure while representing Vice President, Professor Yemi Osibanjo at the 2020/21 Grand Finale Event Exhibition programme jointly held by Nigeria and Israel on Thursday in Abuja.
According to the press statement made available to WUZUPNIGERIA, Onu commended the efforts of Israel’s Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Yotam Kreiman for “their commitment in supporting Innovative Nigerian Youths in transforming their ideas to inventions that will drive inclusive and viable industrialization in Nigeria and Africa in general.”
The statement titled ‘NIGERIA-ISRAEL DEEPEN TIES ON STI’ was jointly signed by Irondi Ifeoma and Blessing Ezeala on behalf of the ministry on June 4.
Speaking further, the minister stated that the initiative was created through the partnership with the Embassy of Israel, ‘Skill G Innovation center’ and the Nigerian Government to establish an ecosystem of innovation aimed at identifying potentials and successes that will help to transform Nigeria economy from resource-based to knowledge-based economy.
He further said that “hard work, creativity and commitment on the part of the participants, experts and partners who have played a key role in bringing innovative ideas to reality, shall go a long way in sustaining the nation’s economy.”
“The Federal government is willing and ready to support anyone who is ready to show interest in areas of innovation that will transform the nation into a knowledge-based economy.”
Onu commended the Ambassador of Israel to Nigeria for sharing their knowledge of innovation stressing that the relationship between the two countries should continue to grow from strength to strength.
He also congratulated the 21 youths selected out of 100 participants to use the knowledge acquired in ‘I’- Fair 2020/21 Innovation in transforming the ideas into inventions.
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