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Niger governorship hopeful to exploit science and technology

05 March 2015, 09:00Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate for Niger State, Umar Nasko, has pledged to explore science and technology to develop the state if elected to power.

He stated this in hid daily campaign message obtained by this publication on Thursday in Abuja.

“Science and technology is one area that is not fully explored, in our bid to develop, the role of science and technology must be brought to the fore, our capacity to research and get result with the use of scientific empirical evidence must be strengthened,” Nasko said

He said the state already has a Ministry for Science and Technology to promote base research and ensure such research activities were well exploited.\

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“It is our plan during our stewardship to further enhance that capacity, with associated Ministries Department and Agencies (MDAs) to carry out such research in conjunction with the higher institutions of the state and that of the federal government, like IBB university, federal university of technology, scientific equipment development centre, technology incubation centre, and also privately owned Dana pharmaceutics company,” Nasko.

He added that this research at the early stages will focus on drugs and chemicals especially to fight and prevent malaria, produce scientific equipments like glass, hospital beds and fertilizer, chalks and paint.

“Ours is a policy statement that seeks to solve problems using local solutions with globally acceptable standards, while doing this job is created, goods are services produced and revenue generated for the state to the benefit of humanity.”

- CAJ News


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