The Nationwide Workplace for Expertise Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP), Thursday, in Abuja, offered patent certificates to 19 researchers throughout Nigeria.
The Minister of Science, Expertise and Innovation, Dr Adeleke Mamora, who offered the certificates to the beneficiaries, described the occasion as a lift to analysis, industrialisation and growth within the nation.
He praised NOTAP for delivering on its mandate by offering an environment friendly course of for the acquisition and domestication of overseas applied sciences.
The minister urged the beneficiaries to create an influence for the FG’s Financial sustainability plan the place researches had been translated to manufacturing actions and create jobs for youth.
“Nigerian innovators, researchers and scientists ought to enhance on their capacity to guard their mental properties via the assistance of NOTAP.
”The recipients ought to make extra efforts to maneuver their Analysis and Improvement outcomes to be out there available in the market, which might enhance the nation’s total socio-economic fortunes,” he mentioned.
Mamora added that for any economic system to strengthen its mental properties, it should enhance its funding in Analysis and Improvement (R&D).
He known as for improved partnership between the personal sector and analysis communities to cut back the nation’s dependence on oil.
Earlier in his opening remarks, the Director-Common of NOTAP, Dr. DanAzumi Ibrahim, mentioned, ”for any economic system to develop into impartial, there may be the necessity for capability constructing.
The D-G added that no nation that was aspiring to develop into economically impartial would fold its arms and permit its economic system to break down.
He additionally mentioned that greater than 90 per cent of the applied sciences that powered the Nigerian economic system had been imported applied sciences.
Including, Ibrahim mentioned that the personal sector and analysis communities have tasks to return collectively to see how the nation can develop into financial prosperity.
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