The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has said that the Federal Government will deepen the efforts it has made to diversify the nation’s economy through the application of Science, Technology and Innovation.
Dr Onu said this, when he received the newly appointed Chief of Defence Space Administration, Rear Admiral Nnamdi A. Muogilim in his office in Abuja on Thursday.
Dr. Onu hailed the efforts of the Defence Space Administration, especially as its efforts will help further Nigeria’s quest to be a knowledge driven economy.
The Minister said the Federal Government is committed to ensure that the nation is not left out in any area of technological development. He added that special attention must be paid to the development of STI in order to quickly transform the economy.
He further added that Nigeria is focused on being one of the world’s largest economies, as efforts are being made to build a strong, large and sustainable economy.
Dr. Onu stressed that in the coming years, Nigeria’s population will continue to increase and therefore the Federal Government is putting up policies to adequately take care of future generations and the population growth.
Earlier, The chief of Defence Space Administration, Rear Admiral Nnamdi A. Muogilim said that his organisation is looking forward to continuous collaboration and closer working synergy to boost its activities, especially the optimal use of resources.