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 August 2014, the Minister of Science and Technology was Dr. Abdu Bulama, and the Permanent Secretary was Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita. [1]

Activities[edit]

The ministry engages in the following activities:[1]

  1. Formulation, monitoring and review of the National Policy on Science, Technology and Innovation to attain the macro-economic and social objectives of Vision 20:2020 as it relates to science and technology;
  2. Acquisition and application of Science, Technology and Innovation contribution to increase agricultural and livestock productivity;
  3. Increasing energy reliance through sustainable Research and Development (R&D) in nuclear, renewable and alternative energy sources for peaceful and development purposes;
  4. Promotion of wealth creation through support to key industrial and manufacturing sectors;
  5. Creation of Technology infrastructure and knowledge base of facilitate its wide application for development;
  6. Application of natural medicine resources and technologies for health sector development;
  7. Acquisition and application of Space Science and Technology as a key driver of economic development; and
  8. Ensuring the impact of R&D results in the Nigerian economy through the promotion of indigenous research capacity to facilitate technology transfer.

Parastatals[edit]

The Ministry is responsible for a number of parastatals, or government-owned agencies:[2]

  • National Board For Technology Incubation (NBTI)
  • Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN)
  • The Nigerian Institute of Science Laboratory Technology (NISLT)
  • Nigerian Institute For Trypanosomiasis And Onchocerciasis (NITR)
  • National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA)
  • National Centre For Technology Management (NACETEM)
  • National Office For Technology Acquisition And Promotion (NOTAP)
  • Nigerian Natural Medicine Development Agency (NNMDA)
  • National Space Research and Development Agency (NARSDA)
  • Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC), Abuja
  • Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute (NBBRI)
  • National Institute of Leather Science and Technology (NILEST), Zaria
  • National Research Institute for Chemical Technology (NARICT), Zaria
  • Sheda Science and Technology Complex (SHESTCO), Abuja
  • Project Development Institute (PRODA), Enugu
  • Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi (FIIRO)
  • National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), Abuja

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Federal Ministry of Science & Technology". Federal Ministry of Science & Technology. Retrieved 2014-08-31. 
  2. ^ "Parastatals". Federal Ministry of Science & Technology. Retrieved 2014-08-31.