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Onu Visits Israel For Technology Acquisition, Transfer Initiative

Economy, Nigeria,
Posted: Aug 19, 2016 at 6:20 am   /   by   /   comments (0)


Chibuzor Emejor


Abuja – Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology, is to proceed on a four-day official visit to the State of Israel on Friday, August 19, 2016, to hold discussions with leading Israeli captains of industry with a view to exploring common grounds of co-operation aimed at stimulating the Technology Acquisition and Transfer initiative in the science and technology sector of Nigeria.

Onu would also work to forge closer bilateral collaboration with public institutions in Israel that would see the exploration of areas of collaboration, especially in the aeronautics and agro-technology sub-sectors.

During the visit, the minister would also hold talks with leading members of the Nigerian business community in Israel on efforts by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to reposition and strengthen the role of science and technology as the pivot of Nigeria’s search for economic diversification.

A statement by, Sunny Onyeukwu, special Assistant to the minister, noted that the minister would be accompanied on the trip by Prof. Saidu Mohammed, Director-General of the Nigerian Space Research and Development Agency, and Mr. Peter Ekweozoh, Director, Environmental Sciences and Technology, in the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology.

Onu is expected back in Nigeria on Friday, August 25, 2016.