The Federal Government has concluded arrangements to organize a National Technology and Innovation Exposition next year.
The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu made this known at the Eighth Biannual National Engineering Conference of the Federal Polytechnic Bida, Niger State.
Dr. Onu explained that the Expo would encourage invention and innovation among scientists in the country.
According to him the Ministry has initiated policies that would promote local production of local scientific items.
The Minister maintained that the government was creating jobs and wealth through research and innovations.
The Rector of the Institution, Dr. Abubakar Abdul Dzukogi pointed out that the polytechnic remain committed to the production of necessary manpower to drive the technological plans of the government.
He said proper utilization of scientific researches was capable of meeting the developmental needs of the people.
The Etsu Nupe Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar who was represented by the Mayaki Nupe, Yahaya Aliyu Mayaki urged the government to provide the unemployed with more jobs to reduce insecurity and crime.
Various presenters at the conference were of the opinion that it will set a new agenda for achieving national and economic development.
BY: SODE MOHAMMED/BIDA.