Nigeria Will Allocate Adequate Resources To Research, Development ― Buhari

Last updated on September 11th, 2021 at 03:04 pm

President Muhammadu Buhari has said Nigeria recognises science and technology in the development process and will, therefore, ensure adequate resource allocation for research and development.

Buhari was speaking at a breakfast meeting of the Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS) organised by the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo in his capacity as Chairperson.

Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s spokesman, in a statement in Abuja, said the President spoke at the meeting on the margins of the 33rd AU Summit, on Sunday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

According to the president, technology is aiding Nigeria’s advancement in critical sectors of the economy.

The Nigerian leader noted that his administration was conscious of the relevance of science and technology in national development and as such has a ministry dedicated to the sector.

‘‘We are concentrating on encouraging our students, at the primary and post-primary levels, to love and study more of science-related subjects rather than arts, political science and history,’’ he said.