NLNG, LCCI seek collaboration on promoting respiratory technologies for newborns

The Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) and the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI)  has called for increased collaboration between the business community and the science and research sector in Nigeria to close the gaps in meeting sustainable development goals, especially in reducing neonatal mortality.

They made at the public presentation of the winning work of The Nigeria Prize for Science (2023). 

The work, by Professor Hippolite Amadi, focuses on three (3) technological innovations aimed at saving the lives of neonates by making the delivery of oxygen cheap and easy. 

In his remarks, Mr Odeh said a report by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2023 ranked Nigeria as the country with the second highest number of maternal, neonatal and child deaths worldwide, adding that Nigeria stands the risk of normalising neonatal mortality if nothing is done to stop it.

The LCCI Director-General, Mr. Gabriel Idahosa, stated  that the business interactive forum provided a unique opportunity for the Nigerian business community to learn from Professor Amadi’s work. He said that if Nigeria, given its natural endowments, is to successfully transform its economy and achieve significant growth, science and technology and its integration into the socio-economic development process must be accorded the highest priority.