Stakeholders at the opening ceremony of the Technology and Innovation Expo 2017 have called for an urgent need for the country to move science, technology and innovation to an advanced level, noting that no nation has ever become great without developing indigenous technology to drive other sectors of the economy.
The five-day event which opened on Monday, April 3, 2017, where Covenant University is participating with other higher institutions, research institutions, military engineers, government parastatals and individual inventors, was organised by the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, Abuja.
The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonaiya Onu, in his remarks, noted that the Expo was a new window of opportunity that could catapult Nigeria to a higher level of technology advancement. “I am happy that the seed we are sowing at this landmark event holds a promise of growth into a big tree that will help shape the future of our dear country Nigeria,” he added.
He, therefore, urged investors to establish a working relationship with inventors and innovators for possible commercialisation of the nation’s research findings.
The 2017 Tech Expo would showcase the best from Nigerian scientists, technologists and innovators. It ends on Friday, April 7, 2017.