Nigerian Ministry of Science & Technology

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The Federal Ministry of Science & Technology is a Nigerian ministry whose mission is to chart the course of Scientific and Technological development of the nation. It is headed by a Minister appointed by the President, assisted by a Permanent Secretary, who is a career civil servant. As of December 2009, the Minister of Science & Technology was Dr. Alhassan Bako Zaku and the Permanent Secretary was Dr N A Damachi. [1] As of May 2013, the Minister of Science and Technology was Prof. Ita Okon Bassey Ewa, and the Permanent Secretary was Hajia Rabi S. Jimeita. [2]


The ministry engages in the following activities:[1]

  • Planning and guiding Science and Technology Research and Development (R&D)
  • Monitoring progress in (R&D) among the industrial and educational communities
  • Ensuring that public R&D efforts align with the overall development plan of the nation
  • Linking researchers with entrepreneurs for commercialization of R&D results
  • Nurturing projects using the facilities of Technology Incubation and Science and Technology Parks
  • Promoting strategic projects through direct intervention with public or private bodies
  • Advising the government on Science and Technology policy matters, and implementing these policies.


The Ministry is responsible for a number of parastatals, or government-owned agencies:[3]

  • Federal College of Chemical and Leather Technology (CHELTECH)
  • Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi (FIIRO)
  • National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI)
  • National Board for Technology Incubation (NBTI)
  • National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA)
  • National Centre for Technology Management (NACETEM)
  • National Office of Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP)
  • National Research Institute for Chemical Technology (NARICT)
  • National Space Research and Development Agency (NARSDA)
  • Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission (NAEC)
  • Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute (NBBRI)
  • Nigerian Communication Satellite (NIGCOMSAT), LTD
  • National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA)
  • Nigerian Institute of Science Laboratory Technology (NISLT)
  • Nigerian Institute for Trypanosomiasis and Onchocerciasis (NITOR)
  • Nigerian Natural Medicine Development Agency (NNMDA)
  • Project Development Institute (PRODA)
  • Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC)
  • Sheda Science and Technology Complex

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Federal Ministry of Science & Technology". Federal Ministry of Science & Technology. Retrieved 2009-12-21. 
  2. ^ "Federal Ministry of Science & Technology". Federal Ministry of Science & Technology. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  3. ^ "Parastatals". Federal Ministry of Science & Technology. Retrieved 2009-12-21.