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Science and Tech Expo 2019 begins today in Enugu

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Tech Expo 2019 in Enugu

By: Yinka Okeowo

The official commencement of the Science, Technology and Innovation Expo 2019 will take place today, Monday 14th to Friday running through 18th January 2019 in the coal city of Enugu, Nigeria.

The annual event which is being organized by Federal Ministry of Science and Technology is designed to encourage interaction among researchers, inventors, innovators and investors with a view to commercializing research results of Nigeria’s research and tertiary institutions.

Speaking to Journalists after inspecting the facilities put in place for the all-important event, the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu said that the Expo will facilitate the growth of indigenous manufacturers and also promote industrialization of the country.

Dr Onu said that the past Expo had enabled many research findings to be commercialized, adding that the Federal Government is committed to ensuring that research findings that are market-driven and of good quality are converted into products and services.

He recalled that the old vehicle assembly factories in the country packed up due to lack of continuous   research, adding that the government will continue to encourage our investors and inventors to help move the country in a new positive direction of knowledge-based economy.

According to the Head, Press and Public Relations Unit, AbdulGaniyu Aminu, the event is expected to attract potential investors from different parts of the world and will feature exhibition of research and development results, products and services, researcher/investors forum, and special days for states, industrial establishments and institutions.

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