The Minister of State Science and Technology, Barr. Mohammed Abdullahi has called on State Ministries of Education, Science and Technology to leverage on various Federal Government’s programmes aimed at technological development of the Country.
Barrister Abdullahi made the call when he received the Nasarawa state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Hajiya Fatu Jimaita Sabo in his office on Tuesday.
Barr. Abdullahi urged the Commissioner and the people of Nasarawa State to take advantage of the Federal Government’s STI policy thrust 2030 to enhance their technological and Innovation capacity.
He also urged the State to actively participate in the various science competitions that abound in the Ministry. He urged Nasarawa State to take an active part in the forthcoming edition of 774 programme and ensure good performance.
He acknowledged the challenges faced by female students in the Northern part of the country, adding that Nasarawa state should sensitize schools in the state on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
He further urged the State to leverage on her proximity to the seat of government and participate in the annual Science Technology Expo to further showcase her inventions and innovations so as to boost investments and wealth creation in the State.
Barr. Abdullahi also stated that to further encourage the State to develop her STI skills, more Science Kits will be donated to the State in addition to the earlier ones donated.
Earlier, the Commissioner, Hajiya Fatu Jimaita Sabo called on the Ministry to support and assist Nasarawa state in laboratory equipment in their Technical Colleges and Vocational Centers across the State.
She further solicited the intervention of the Ministry in providing computers and training of staff which will go a long way to enable the State to realize her objectives in Science and Technical Education.