- Says industrialization key to Nigeria’s economic advancement
By Hillary Asemota
The Federal Government on Friday has put spanners to work to shop for competent Chief Executive Officers for three of its agencies (3): the National Board of Technology Incubation (NBTI), Nigerian Natural Medicine Development Agency (NNMDA) and the National Center for Technology Management (NACETEM) based Ile-Ife, Osun State.
The Ministry has 17 agencies and parastatals under its supervision.
Chief Henry Ikechukwu Ikoh, the Minister of State for the Ministry made this disclosure during the inauguration of recruitment and selection committee for the appointment of Directors-General for the National Board of Technology Incubation (NBTI) Nigerian Natural Medicine Development Agency (NNMDA) and National Center for Technology Management (NACETEM) in his office in Abuja.
According to the Minister, the selection process will be based on the laid down procedures for the appointment of Directors-General of the Agencies, adding that the employment will be strictly on merit.
In the meantime, the Minister reiterates that industrialization is key to job creation and economic development and growth of Nigeria.
He further stated that the Ministry will ensure that right people are appointed and then, charged the committee members to be committed and diligent in carrying out the assignment in order to move the Agencies and the Federal Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (FMSTI) to greater heights.
In his acceptance speech, the Chairman of the Committee Engr. Baba Gana Ibrahim, assured the Minister that the committee will ensure that the right thing is done by exercising due process in the selection of the Directors-General.
To this end, he commended the Minister for giving them the opportunity to serve the nation.
The Minister did not however give time on when the committee will turn in their results