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FG to collaborates with Academy of medicine specialisties

By Princess-Ekwi Ajide, Abuja

Federal Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation has promised it will collaborate with Academy of Medicine Specialties in the area of medical science technology with some relevant agencies.

The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Adeleke Mamora, said this when the Academy of Medicine Specialties of Nigeria paid him a courtesy visit at his office in Abuja.

He said the role of science cannot be overemphasized in national development, as it is the engine room of desired growth and progress of any nation, including Nigeria.

Dr. Mamora noted that if the government really wants to achieve the desired growth, it can only be in collaboration with other public sectors stressing that Nigeria is blessed with both human and natural resources but needs to harness them to move the country forward.

The Minister called on stakeholders to key into Nigeria’s STI development projects so the essence of STI which is to acquire knowledge, through research, can be realised and potentials utilized to enable them manifest to reality.

The Minister of State for Science, Technology and Innovation, Chief Henry Ikoh, on his part, said that the importance of research is to look for knowledge since knowledge is power and with the cooperation of the relevant Agencies and the Academy of Medicine Specialties, Nigeria will attain greater heights.

A statement signed by the Deputy Director of Press and Public Relations of the Ministry, Atuora Obed said President of Academy of Medicine Specialties of Nigeria, Professor Oladapo Ashiru had earlier in his speech, noted the purpose of their visit was to collaborate with the Ministry to offer expertise that will impact positively on mutual areas of interest and contribute to aligning existing and future policies of the Ministry.

According to him, the academy recognises the pivotal role of the ministry as it is charged with facilitating the development and employment of Science Technology and Innovation (STI) in Nigeria.


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