NBTI commissions incubation centre for economic growth

 

The National Board for Technology Incubation (NBTI), has established an incubation centre Mabudi, Plateau state, to close the gap between research and the market, stimulating innovation, generating employment opportunities, and spurring economic growth.

Speaking, the Director General/CEO NBTI Dr. (Mrs.) Patricia Uchenna Chukwu, said that the objective is to identify and provide support for local talents, nurturing the upcoming generation of innovators and entrepreneurs who will steer Nigeria’s technological progress.

The Director General stated this at the commissioning of the construction of Admin Block incubation unit and utility workshop at Technology Incubation Centre (TIC) Mabudi extension, in Plateau State, recently.

“The sustained effort of the Honourable Minister and the support of His Excellency, the Governor of Plateau State to afford us the enabling recognition and funding to deliver on our mandate towards the economic growth and technological advancement of Nigeria

“We are confident that by working together with all involved parties. We can close the divide between research and the market, stimulating innovation, generating employment opportunities, and spurring economic growth.”

She commended the Governor of Plateau State for giving NBTI an enabling environment to contribute to the success of the Technology Incubation Centre, Mabudi Extension and the Technology Incubation Programme (TIP) in the Country.

During her welcome speech, the Zonal Director North Central Hajiya Hadiza Muhammad, said that the initiative will provide local innovators and entrepreneurs with the resources, mentorship, and support needed to turn their ideas into viable businesses. “The Utility Workshop will equip artisans and craftsmen with the necessary tools to hone their skills and produce high-quality products.”

Also speaking, the former Representative of Langtang North and South speaker Beni Lar, who facilitated the project, urged stakeholders to patronize the incubation centre, adding that, “We want you to contribute in our economic growth of the nation and that’s why this centre was produced. So let’s make good use of it, by being broad and launch many good products here. Fifteen thousand products have been launched in different Tic Centre across the world. Mabudi will produce five thousand  and these will become product, hoping that we will return to launch many more products here by God’s grace.”