Nigeria urged to invest in science, technology for economic growth
An Information and Communication Technology (ICT) expert has urged the Nigerian government to invest in science and technology so as to boost the country’s economy.
Johnson Afolabi, the Chief Executive Officer of Folab Tech made the call in Ilorin on Saturday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria and further called on the Abuja government to encourage innovation and inventions via science.
He noted that Nigeria needs to key into new technological innovations and ideas to revive its fallen economy.
“Government must invest in ICT and witness rapid economic growth in Nigeria. It must also prioritize ICT in order for the country to attain greatness.
“Nigeria is blessed with many researchers. Government should, therefore, stop depending too much on foreign experts to improve the economy.
“Nigeria is also blessed with reliable and certified engineers who are making waves across the world. They are capable and up to the task and they are not push-over when it comes to creativity and innovations,” he said.
The expert stated that government should learn from China and other technologically-advanced nations of the world on how to explore science and technology to improve the nation’s economy