The Honourable Minister of Science ,Technology and Innovation Dr.(Sen.) Adeleke Olorunnimbe Mamora has said that development of ultra-modern Industrial Pilot Plants is key to National Industrialization.
Mamora stated that the Plants will ensure that raw materials are transformed to finished products which will enhance creation of Jobs, reduction in unemployment and generate more income to Nigerians and the Country in general.
The Minister said this during the facility tour of Ultra-Modern Production of Industrial Plants, built by the Raw Materials, Research and Development Council (RMRDC) in Abuja, recently.
He emphasized that no nation can achieve meaningful development and progress without application of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) and then enjoined other Agencies to engage in more innovations that gear towards improving Foreign exchange earnings, agricultural and human capacity development in the Country.
Mamora reiterated the Federal Government‘s Commitment in investing in STI especially in the area of Research and Development as well as Commercialization of the Research outputs in the Country.
To this end, he called on the Stakeholders, Public and Private Sectors as well as Foreign investors to invest in R&D so as to make greater positive impacts on the nation’s economy which is necessary to improve the Country’s gross Domestic products (GDP).
Mamora Commended the RMRDC for its Vibrant approach in Supporting the Federal Government dedication and commitment in diversifying the economy which is vital to Socio-economic and self reliance of Nigeria.
Speaking ,the Director-General of Raw Materials, Research and Development Council (RMRDC)Professor Hussaini Ibrahim Doko who led the Minister round the plants, explained the functions and successes achieved by the various pilot plants.
He stated some of the facilities as, Water Borne Plant for Production of hydrated lime, Soap Noodle Production Plant, Pharmaceutical Grade Tax Pilot Plant, Pilot Plant for production of Copper Sulphate amongst Others.
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