Ikpeazu wants varsity lecturers to base research on nation’s needs

By Felix Ikem, on 06/06/2018

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Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has urged researchers in universities to target their research towards national needs in order to fast-track development in the country.

Governor Ikpeazu said this, in Nsukka, on Monday, during the 14th Eni Njoku memorial lecture.

He said researchers should link their research on the need of the people so as to stop the country to further being a dumping ground for goods produced in other countries.

His words, “It baffles me that we import Swedish bitters from Sweden and yo-yo bitters from Ghana, does it mean that researchers in the country can not produce bitters for Nigerians,

“Must the country import every thing from abroad.

He commended the late Eni Njoku who used his knowledge to solve some national problems through his research work.

“we are celebrating Eni Njoku because he used his intellectual and research to solve problems as well as contribute to national development.

“I commend department of Biological science University of Nigeria Nsukka and family of Eni Njoku for the sustainace of the memorial lecture in honour of the scientist and intellectual icon, ” he said.

Also in a keynote address, Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, described research in Nigeria as ‘poorly funded’ by grant-awarding bodies in Nigeria.

She said that the situation alongside lack of research policies have affected access to international grants when the applications are made and called for institution of seed grants by universities and faculties in the country.

Prof. Adeyeye made this known her titled “Science and Science Policy for National Development” at the 14th Eni Njoku Memorial Lecture at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

 

 

Posted on June, 6 2018

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