FG Spent N5bn on R&D in 2019


TETFund retrieves N10bn from non-performing institutions…Signs MoU with Science Ministry

By Emmanuel Elebeke

The Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) Prof. Elias Sulaiman Gungoro has disclosed that the Federal Government released N5 billion last year to his agency to fund research.

He however, expressed hope that the grant will be increased to further enable it intensify on funding research.

Gungoro spoke on Tuesday at the signing ceremony of Memorandum of Understanding between the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology and the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) in Abuja.

He also expressed hope that the MoU will help deepen participation of Nigerian researchers and achieve greater results.

In his remarks, the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu who expressed satisfaction with the MoU said that increased funding for researchers in the agencies will discourage Nigerians from patronizing imported herbs as Nigerians have more than enough herbal resources that are lying fallow.


Source: Vanguard Newspaper