Nigerian Ministry of Science & Technology

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The Federal Ministry of Science & Technology is a Nigerian ministry whose mission is to facilitate the development and deployment of science and technology apparatus to enhance the pace of socio-economic development of the country through appropriate technological inputs into productive activities in the nation. It is headed by a Minister appointed by the President, assisted by a Permanent Secretary, who is a career civil servant. President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR on November 11, 2015 sworn in Dr. Christopher Ogbonnaya Onu as the Minister of Science and Technology with Dr. Habiba Lawal as the permanent secretary in the ministry. [1]


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.


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 Food & Industrial Research, Oshodi (FIIRO)
  • National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), Abuja

See also[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.