Govt vice chairman and chief govt of the Countrywide Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), Prof. Mohammed Sani Haruna, has declared that the only way to industrial and technological progress of the Nigerian overall economy is through Analysis and Development (R&D).
Haruna asserted that any expense by authorities which fails to tackle these unique factors in national programs and programmes would make successive growth agenda pale into insignificance.
The NASENI manager mentioned while such vital areas experienced been neglected in Nigeria, specialized and vocational schooling sector of the place will have to get the government’s interest if Nigeria need to attain technological advancement.
He spoke in Kaduna yesterday at the commissioning of a lecture theatre named soon after him by the administration of Kaduna Point out Polytechnic at the institution’s Higher education of Business and Management Research Campus.
Haruna remarked that lots of of the specialized and craft colleges which existed right before were being no for a longer time in existence, a situation he claimed, was harmful for a nation striving to develop technologically.
On the way ahead, Haruna appealed to the government to pay out more consideration to funding exploration in the industrial and technological sector.
He recommended the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari for the unequalled dedication to shore up the investigation and improvement sector in the direction of releasing the nation’s financial path from in excess of dependence on importation, by placing homegrown industrialisation on keep track of.
He acknowledged that “the governing administration nowadays is shelling out thanks focus to the advancement of science and technologies sector by placing additional cash in infrastructure, teaching, potential building and research”.
Haruna who remarked that the outcome of government’s endeavours on funding analysis and advancement would be felt quickly, mentioned, “For instance, I Will convey to you that my agency had existed for 32 a long time, with funding mechanism in the previous which was never executed until eventually the current administration.”