Ministry calls for collaborative efforts to achieve technologically productive economy

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Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology

The Federal Ministry of Science and Technology on Monday called for collaboration with state  governments, private sector and development partners to make the nation’s economy technologically productive.

The ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Dr Amina Shamaki, made the call at the 15th meeting of the National Council of Science and Technology in Benin.

Shamaki said that the contribution of government agencies, especially those of science and technology and the private sector could not be overemphasised in view of the research and development being churned out.

She said that this was notably in the areas of biotechnology, space science technology, leather technology and chemical technology.

The permanent secretary stressed that the growth and development of any nation was driven by science and technology.

She said that the…

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