Federal Government Pledges Sustained Technological Development at NOTAP Inauguration
Federal Government Pledges Sustained Technological Development at NOTAP Inauguration to achieving continuous technological progress and advancement in the nation. This commitment was emphasized by the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation (FMSTI), Initiative to spur innovation and job creation in technology sector
Mr. Uche Nnaji, during the inauguration of the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) headquarters building in Abuja.
Minister Nnaji pledged unwavering support to the ministries, departments, and agencies of government (MDAs) within his purview, underscoring the importance of sustained technological development for Nigeria.
He expressed his expectation that NOTAP’s management and staff would continue to work with renewed zeal and commitment towards this objective.”As I commission this NOTAP Headquarters complex, it is my expectation that the management and staff of NOTAP shall continue to work in harmony with renewed zeal and commitment,” he stated, emphasizing the funding priority allocated to this project in pursuit of technological development.
Furthermore, Nnaji assured that his administration would continue to provide the necessary backing to NOTAP in fulfilling its mandate. He reiterated his ministry’s support in ensuring that all MDAs and private sector organizations adhere to the registration of their technology transfer agreements with NOTAP as mandated.
NOTAP’s key responsibility lies in regulating and registering technology transfer agreements in the country, while also promoting indigenous technological endeavors.
Dr. DanAzumi Ibrahim, Director-General of NOTAP, highlighted that the agency monitors, regulates, and facilitates the influx of foreign technology into Nigeria.Ibrahim emphasized that NOTAP’s duties require a modern office space to effectively carry out their responsibilities, connecting with local and foreign stakeholders to meet global standards.
The Director-General emphasized NOTAP’s commitment to ensuring that technology transfer agreements are equitable and mutually beneficial for indigenous innovators, adhering strictly to the country’s intellectual property laws and policies.
The NOTAP corporate head office project was successfully managed by an indigenous contractor, Mr. Stanley Odenigbo, Managing Director of Paul-B. Nig.Plc, showcasing NOTAP’s dedication to local industrialization and the growth of Nigerian scientists and innovators.
The newly commissioned NOTAP office complex comprises 60 offices designed in accordance with global standards, integrating modern technology to enhance employee productivity, experience, and efficiency.This milestone reaffirms the government’s steadfast commitment to advancing technology in Nigeria, setting the stage for a more technologically-driven future.