Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. (Sen.) Adeleke Olorunnimbe Mamora, has urged the newly inaugurated Board members of National Office for Technology Acquisition to be committed in the discharge of their duties for the socio-economic growth of the nation.
The Minister said this during the inauguration of the Board Members of the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) today in Abuja.
The aspiration of the Federal Government, he said, will be met within a short time, if the Board and the Management of NOTAP work as a team.
According to Mamora, to serve the country is a privilege and what is expected of them is to make a difference and leave a good legacy.
The Minister enjoined them to imbibe the principles of 5Cs which is Cooperation, Coordination, Cordiality, Communication and Commitment.
To this end, he called on the Board Members to work in unity and support the Agency in the actualization of its mandate to move the country forward.
Speaking, the Minister of State for Science, Technology and Innovation, Chief Henry Ikechukwu Ikoh, said that the appointment of Board members is based on their track records in the service and urged them to be dedicated in achieving the goal of the Agency and Nigeria at large.
Earlier, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry and the Chairman of the Board, Mrs. Monilola Udoh who was represented by the Director Health and Biomedical Sciences Department, Pharmacist David Erabhahiemen commended the Ministers for working assiduously despite their tight schedules in making the inauguration a reality.
In his vote of thanks, the Director- General, Dr. Dan-Azumi Ibrahim of the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) said that the Agency had excellent working relationship with its previous Board Members and assured the Ministers that they will extend the same hand of fellowship to the newly inaugurated Board members.
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