MINISTER of State for Science and Technology, Mohammed Abdullahi, has called on the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) to invest in the Science and Technology sector so as to grow the Nigerian economy.
Abdullahi made the call when he received members of the association led by its President, Engineer Mansur Ahmed, in his office in Abuja.
He explained that the manufacturers could help to commercialize numerous research findings developed by agencies of the ministry.
The minister, therefore, called for effective collaboration between MAN and the ministry in that regard, saying that the manufacturing and equipment’s Expo is not only important to the organization, but also beneficial to the country as a whole.
Abdullahi also said that the manufacturing sector had been in the fore front of creation of wealth in the country as well as providing employment for the nation’s teeming youths which are essentials of the present administrations agenda, he added.
The minister invited MAN to show effective presence in the forthcoming Science and Technology Expo coming up in March this year, adding that the Expo would bring opportunities to producers, manufacturers, as well as consumers and end users.
He promised that the ministry would support and enhance the capacities and production of manufacturers in the country.
Earlier, the president of the association, Engineer Ahmed said MAN and the Raw Material Development Council have been partnering in so many areas that are beneficial to the Nigerian economy.