Friday, 14 August 2015

FG SETS TO SIGN UNESCO AGENDA FOR SCIENCE DEVELOPMENT

Arrangement has been made by the Ministry of Science and Technology to sign the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) agenda to work out its leading science project.

Yes, the best-selling and most sought after online business news publishers, Tectono Business Review, got wind of this development when Nigeria’s Permanent Delegate at UNESCO, Mariam Katagum, stated it during a visit to the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, Winifred Oyo-Ita, in Abuja.

According to Mariam Katagum, the federal government is dedicated to strengthening the UNESCO agenda as a follow up to the resolution of the present administration and also to support the nation’s science and technology sector.

The UNESCO permanent delegate stated that the ministry’s failure to sign the agenda before now was due to the scarcity of funds, adding that the National Scientific Fund would soon be reinforced, as it will propel the ministry’s activities at UNESCO.

In her speech, Winifred Oyo-Ita advised UNESCO to take action that would support the Ministry in its effort to get the balance of Nigeria-UNESCO self-benefitting project on STI Policy.

She added: “The existing relationship between the Ministry and UNESCO has impacted positively on the development of the new Science, Technology and Innovation Policy especially the flagship project of SHESTCO Silicon Valley (SSV)\Park among other projects.”