Investments in science can boost Nigeria’s GDP – Mamora

The Minister of Science Technology and Innovation Sen. Adeleke Mamora has said that Science, Technology and Innovation sectors can raise Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GPD).

Mamora stated this at the celebration of World Science Day with the theme: Basic Science For Sustainable Development Thursday in Abuja.

According to the minister, investing in science, technology and innovation have reaped high Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and blooming economies.

“All development should be hinged on them for sustainability.”

He further stated that celebrating World Science Day for Peace and Development underscores the relationship between science and development.

Mamora observed with great interest that science, technology and onnovation sector has achieved a lot, over the past seven years of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

According to him, this has been demonstrated through changing the narratives of inadequate funding of the ministry, improved budgetary provisions which resulted in improved R&D outputs across the ministry and her Agencies.

Minister of State for Science, Technology and Innovation, Henry Ikoh, said science is the bedrock of development globally and its critical component in any meaningful development cannot be overemphasized.

He said science makes life better and easier as he advised students to put more interest in STEM subjects.

The representative of the Secretary General of UNESCO, Mrs Eunice Ayara, Head, Natural Science Sector (NATCOM-UNESCO) said the celebration is to showcase the country’s potential to the world through Science Technology and Innovation.