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Nigerian Government moves to fund indigenous inventions

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology to take full inventory of all indigenous inventions and innovations for possible Federal Government’s financial assistance in a bid to reposition the country’s economy.

 

The Minister of State for Science and Technology, Barrister Mohammed Abdullahi disclosed this when he received a young Nigerian Inventor, Mr. Usman Dalhatu, a Chemical Engineering Student of Ahmadu Bello Student Zaria that displayed his inventions, a medial ventilators and sweeping machine in Abuja, Nigeria.

 

He added that the President, who is also the Chairman of the Presidential Standing Committee on Inventions and Innovation further directed the committee, to identify credible research products with potentials to impact all gamut of national life.

 

Barrister Abdullahi said that Nigerian Youths are very creative, innovative and have the capacity to excel like their counterparts in other parts of the world.

 

The Minister assured the innovator of the support of the Ministry and directed the Agencies of the Ministry; The National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure- (NASENI), The National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion, (NOTAP) and The Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi (FIIRO) to broker a partnership with the young inventor so as to make his products globally competitive for exportation.

 

Already, NOTAP has assisted the inventor by patenting his sweeping machine for possible commercialization.

 

Mr. Usman Dalatu, said his inventions were environmentally friendly, cost- effective, elastic and can be powered by solar energy.

 

The ventilators can also be used in Ambulances, Armored Tanks etc.

 

He called on the Federal Government to assist in patronizing and promoting the two products.

 

“The products have gone through clinical trials for one week in Gombe State,” he added.

 

Source: Voice of Nigeria