Edo stake Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, yesterday, inaugurated Prof. Kessington Obahiagbon as the chairman of the Edo Condition Science, Know-how and Innovation Committee, billed with acquiring a technique that will make the state a hub for science, engineering and innovation.
Obaseki, while inaugurating the committee at Government Dwelling, Benin City, reported the shift is portion of the government’s endeavours to travel advancement in a variety of sectors of the condition, leveraging know-how.
He claimed: “As you are all aware, today’s environment is about know-how and any point out or governing administration that fails to just take edge of scientific development and data will be left in the darkish. The COVID-19 era has demonstrated that engineering is significant for any condition that wishes to survive dislocations introduced by the pandemic.
“We are blessed, blessed, and lucky to be affiliated with professionals and leaders in the space of proliferating science and technologies. We felt these individuals really should be set together as a group to help us articulate, pretty evidently, the course we ought to be going in phrases of building a new scientific and technological modern society.”
Obaseki mentioned some of the conditions of reference for the committee to include things like supporting the state to draft a coverage on science, technologies and innovation as stipulated in the National Policy of Science, Technological know-how and Innovation.
“The committee should really also aid the state in producing a technique to strengthen the consciousness on science, know-how and innovation at the grassroots.
“They should support in creating a strategy that will make Edo State the hub of science, technology and innovation within and outside the house the region. If we turn out to be a tech hub, we can now proliferate know-how across Nigeria. Also, the committee need to aid in acquiring a approach for the deployment of science, know-how and innovation by public-private partnership collaborations,” he mentioned.
Responding, Prof. Obahiagbon thanked Obaseki for the privilege offered to the committee to provide the condition.
“I want to assure you that the committee would do its very best to place the condition on a international map in conditions of science, technological know-how and innovation,” he said.