09 November 2020 by Aisha Adesanya
The House of Representatives has stressed the need to fully utilize and commercialize the science and technology sector to boost revenue generation in the country.
The chairman House Committee on Science and Technology Mrs Beni Lar who stated this at the budget defence session with Minister of Science and Technology said the non utilization of the research results had denied the country revenue for years.
According to her this would also encourage young Nigerians to venture into research that would fast track the country’s industrialization and development.
Mrs Lar, also reiterated the committee’s determination to support the science and Technology sector to contribute to national development
In his submission the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonaya Onu explained that the Ministry was implementing numerous programmes aimed at promoting science and technology in the country.
Dr Onu, while defending the Ministry’s 2021 budget, solicited for more funds to effectively carry out their constitutional duties.