President Muhammadu Buhari calls on Universities to make use of FG Interventions to boost research.
Written by News Room on November 28, 2021
President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Universities to take advantage of the Federal Government’s interventions to boost research activities.
Buhari made the call on Saturday during the 5th and 6th combined convocation of the Federal University Dutsin-Ma (FUDMA).
President Buhari who was represented by the Minister of State for Education, Mr. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, said such research activities are aimed to produce the manpower required to bring about the development of the country’s economy.
He also urged them to explore the opportunities provided by the Federal Government in the area of economic diversification agenda.
Buhari said that the opportunities are designed to wean the country from over dependence on oil in order to achieve sustainable economic development.
He restated government’s commitment to tackle the challenges of sustainable living, funding for research and capacity building as well as job creation.
—— President Buhari challenges Universities to develop COVID – 19 vaccine through intensified Research.
President Muhammadu Buhari has challenged Nigerian universities to intensify their research in order to develop COVID-19 vaccine to tackle the dreaded virus afflicting the country.
The President, represented by the Minister of State for Education, Mr. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, gave the challenge at the 5th and 6th combined convocation of the Federal University Dutsin-Ma (FUDMA) on Saturday.
He explained that Nigerian Universities were supposed to be centres for scientific and technological discoveries, inventions, values and character formation as well as drivers of societal development.
The president added that the development of the vaccine would fortify Nigerians’ immune system against the virus.
He further noted that his administration remained committed to tackling the challenges of sustainable funding for research, capacity building and employment creation.
He also tasked the universities to explore available opportunities, including research collaboration with allied industries and development partners to create other sources of revenue generation.