From left: Minister of State for Science, Technology and Innovation Chief Henry Ikechukwu Ikoh; Director Legal Services Department, FMSTI, Mrs. Yvonne Odu-Thomas; and Director, Chemical Technology Department, Federal Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation/Senior Technical Assistant to the Minister, FMSTI, Mr. M. E J BASSEY (right) during the event.
By Charles Okonji
The Federal Government has stated that industrialization is the key to economic advancement as it leads to job creation, economic development and growth of any nation.
Minister of State for Science, Technology and Innovation, Chief Henry Ikechukwu Ikoh, stated this during the inauguration of recruitment and selection committee for the appointment of Directors-General of National Board of Technology Incubation (NBTI), Nigerian Natural Medicine Development Agency (NNMDA) and National Centre for Technology Management (NACETEM) in his office recently.
According to the Minister, the selection process will be based on the laid down procedures for the appointment of Directors-General of the Agencies, adding that the employment will be strictly on merit.
He pointed out that the Ministry will ensure that right people are appointed, charging the committee members to be committed and diligent in carrying out the assignment in order to move the Agencies and the FMSTI to greater heights.
In his acceptance speech, the Chairman of the Committee Engr. Baba Gana Ibrahim assured the Hon, Minister that the Committee will ensure that the right thing is done by exercising due process in the selection of the Directors-General.
To this end, he commended the Minister for giving them the opportunity to serve the Nation.