The House of Representatives has called for the utilization and commercialization of scientific findings to generate revenue for the country.
The House Committee on Science and Technology in a budget defence session with the Minister of Science and Technology said non-utilization of the research results denied the country revenue for years.
This according to the committee chairman, Mrs Beni Lar, would also encourage young Nigerians to venture into research that would fast track the country’s industrialization and development.
Mrs Lar reiterated the committee’s determination to support the science and Technology sector to contribute to national progress.
The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonaya Onu explained that the Ministry is implementing numerous programmes aimed at promoting science and technology in the country.
Dr Onu, while defending the Ministry’s 2021 budget, solicit for more funds to effectively carry out their constitutional duties.