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Nigeria to build Science and Tech Park

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By Okunloye Abiodun

The park programme has transformed the growth of nations that adopt it.

At a seminar for stakeholders in Abuja on the development and maintenance of Science and Technology Parks and the incorporation of technology planning in Nation Building, Dr. Adeleke Mamora, Nigeria’s Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation, stated that Science and Technology Parks are necessary for an emerging market like Nigeria’s productivity and competitiveness. Mrs. Monilola Udoh, the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary who represented him, noted that the Park initiative had been widely commended as a crucial platform that has radically changed the course of advancement in the countries that have adopted it.

This strategy has been implemented on a large scale in China, and as a direct outcome, China has developed into a technologically advanced nation that is home to more than 120 Science and Technology S&T Parks. With the help of S&T Parks as an instrument of regional development, China has rapidly risen to prominence as the research and development (R&D) and manufacturing hub for multinational corporations. The minister remarked that China now manufactures nearly everything to international standards, including smartphones, autos, equipment, etc.

Ideas and innovations will be nurtured and materialized at the park.

It was noted by the minister that the Science and Technology Parks continue to be a place where ideas are fostered, and he mentioned some of the benefits to national economies that can be derived from them. Promote and efficiently oversee the sharing of information and expertise between educational institutions, research labs, commercial enterprises, and consumer markets; Offer high-quality space and facilities, as well as real world services like incubation and spin-offs, to help innovate-based startups get off the ground and thrive, he said.

Furthermore, Dr. Mamora pledged that the research and development capabilities of Nigerians will be further accelerated and that greater outcomes will be accomplished once the National Research and Innovation Council NRIC and the National Research and Innovation Funds NRIF are now functional. The minister further detailed that the Agency is already working with local and foreign organizations as well as growth partners to support the execution of the SHESTCO Science and Technology Park.

Economic development of a country is dependent on its education investment.

According to Dr. Paul Onyenekwe, General Director of the Sheda Science and Technology Complex SHESTCO, an innovation-driven economy necessitates significant investment in training and knowledge. In today’s era of rapid technological advancement and intense global competition, businesses must actively seek out competitive advantages, such as early access to new information. Industry, university, and research institute collaboration has thus emerged as a feasible enabling remedy for the transfer and corporatization of technologies and as a platform for new innovations, he said.

The SHESTCO leader continued by saying that the Science Park Initiative, also referred to as the Silicon Valley projects, acknowledges the significance of enhancing and developing relations between the Nigerian government, expertise and research institutions, and industry. A science and technology park, according to the International Association of Science Parks, is a company run by experts whose primary objective is to boost the wealth of both its local and the nation as a whole by fostering an innovative culture and the performance of its industry and knowledge-based entities.

A 79.5-hectare site at SHESTCO will now house the innovation.

Since 2006, the Ministry has advocated the foundation of Science and Technology Parks in Nigeria, according to Dr. Mamora. After conducting a nationwide baseline survey in 2007 to ascertain the situation of Science, Engineering, Technology, and Innovation SETI in the nation, it was proposed to establish six Science Parks, one for each of the nation’s six geo-political zones. Dr. Mamora explained that in 2009, plans to build six separate Science Parks were scrapped in favor of developing the 79.5-hectare site at the Sheda Science and Technology Complex (SHESTCO) in Sheda, Abuja.


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1 year ago

Nigeria to build Science and Tech Park – The park programme has transformed the growth of nations that adopt it. – Express your point of view.

jdpumping
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1 year ago

That’s a good idea because building of science and tech park will help research laboratories, commercial institutions andake our researchers to be more innovative.

Abusi
Abusi
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1 year ago

This is a very nice initiative. The science and tech park will be aimed at using science and technology to innovate new ideas and inventions. It is applaudable.

Ultra0711
Ultra0711
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1 year ago

Another step forward in country technology advancement. This science park will no doubt propel innovate new ideas and inventions. It is applaudable.

Iyanu12345ogg
Iyanu12345ogg
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1 year ago

Another brilliant way to develop the country’s economy. I hope the new development delivers it significance for existence.

Haykaylyon26
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1 year ago

This is a good development to build a science and tech park so our researcher can work well and perform their duties this kind of project should be more introduce building of place where work can be carried out

Kazeem1
Kazeem1
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1 year ago

For a developing market like Nigeria’s, the establishment of Science and Technology Parks is essential to the country’s productivity and competitiveness.

Chibuzor
Chibuzor
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1 year ago

The Park program has received a lot of praise for being a significant platform that has significantly altered the way that progress is made in the nations that have implemented it.

Tonerol10
Tonerol10
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1 year ago

Is very good to rebuild science and tech. But the truth is that everything in this country need to be rebuild, this country is something else almost everything has gone backward

Hassan Isa
Hassan Isa
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1 year ago

China has adopted this method extensively, and as a result, the country has become a technical powerhouse that is home to more than 120 Science and Technology S&T Parks.

Adeolastan
Adeolastan
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1 year ago

The initiative is very good if properly implemented because millions of jobs will be produce through to this.

DimOla
DimOla
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1 year ago

If our federal government in Nigeria can build science and technology park then is a green light that Nigeria will be greater in future

Christiana
Christiana
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1 year ago

Science and Technology Parks boost productivity and competitiveness in developing markets like Nigeria.

Tolaniiii
Tolaniiii
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1 year ago

The scientific and tech park will use science and technology to create new ideas and technologies.

Bola12
Bola12
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1 year ago

The Science Park Initiative, or Silicon Valley projects, recognizes the value of fostering closer ties among the federal government of Nigeria, academic institutions, and Nigeria’s thriving business sector.

Taiwoo
Taiwoo
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1 year ago

China has become a technologically advanced nation as a direct result of the widespread implementation of this plan, which has been carried out on a massive scale in that country.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Nwachukwu Kingsley
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1 year ago

China’s quick ascent to the forefront of the global R&D and manufacturing scene may be directly attributed to the success of S&T Parks as a tool for regional development.

Adesanyaj72
Adesanyaj72
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1 year ago

This will encourage and effectively monitor the exchange of information and specialized knowledge across various educational institutions and research labs.

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Godsewill Ifeanyi
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1 year ago

Building a science and technology park is a smart concept since it will encourage greater innovation in our researchers as well as in the business institutions and research laboratories that it will serve.

SarahDiv
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1 year ago

Building science and technological parks in Nigeria by our government is great news and a major move in developing science and technology in Nigeria.

theApr
theApr
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1 year ago

China has developed into a technologically advanced country with more than 120 Science and Technology S&T Parks as a result of the extensive implementation of this strategy there.

Remi1
Remi1
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1 year ago

Collaboration between business, academia, and research institutions has therefore become a workable enabling solution for the transfer and corporatization of technology.