The Minister of State for Science, Technology and Innovation Barrister Mohammed H Abdullahi has said that Exposing the Nigerian Students to vocational training, will enable them be gainfully engaged in skill acquisition.
Abdullahi said this when he received Chief Executive and the founder of Across Atlantic Organization, Dr. David Apollus in his office in Abuja, on Thursday.
Abdullahi said that Science, Technology, Innovation Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) an exposure for Students in Science education to focus on skill acquisition which will help to overcome our basic challenges as a nation.
He said that Fmst Nigeria is not only focusing on genetic Science and current biotechnology revolution but for AI and Robotics so that we can be part of the genuine changers globally.
He expressed satisfaction that the training will expose the youths who are graduates in areas of electronic engineering, ICT, Sciences so that they can be engaged and focus on innovation.
Abdullahi equally regretted the fact that the World intellectual property organization does not have enough data on Nigeria’s innovation ecosystem, where Nigeria youths ‘s can showcase their creative and innovation technique as they are at the forefront of modern scientific innovations such as Fintech.
Barr. Abdullahi stated that the challenge we face as a country is on how to engage the youth in employment that is productive in terms of manufacturing, production of raw materials and agricultural products.
Earlier, the Chairman and Chief Executive of Across Atlantic Organization, Dr. David Apollus told the Minister that the purpose of their visit is to seek for the Ministry’s collaboration and partnership in leadership training across Nigeria and Africa respectively.
IRONDI. C IFEOMA
FMSTI PRESS AND PR
18TH NOVEMBER 2021