Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu says the recently approved guideline for implementing Executive Order 5 will propel Nigeria to emerge as a global economic giant.
Dr. Onu stated this, when he received the President and Board members of the Materials Science and Technology Society of Nigeria (MSN), in his office in Abuja at the weekend.
The Minister also called on inventors and innovators to protect their work through intellectual property right to attract investors who wish to invest in Nigeria’s economy.
He noted that for the nation to truly become a self-reliant economy, more attention and investment needed to be given to the development of Science, technology and Innovation.
The Minister who was awarded as a fellow of the Materials Science and Technology Society gave the assurance of the ministry’s collaboration with the society.
President of the Materials Science and Technology Society (MSN) of Nigeria, Prof. Esther Ikhuoria explained that the society wants to collaborate with the Ministry in areas of research to serve Nigerians better.