The Economic Community of West African States, (ECOWAS) has officially launched the African research and Innovation forum , to promote the development of Science Technology and Innovation among member states.
This was disclosed by ECOWAS leaders and Nigeria’s supervising minister of Science Technology and Innovation, Adeleke Mamora at a press conference in Abuja.
Research and Innovation contributes to the development of any nation.
The discoveries through innovation brings new wealth, to those nations who seek to constantly reshape the future of its economy.
In Nigeria , as in most African countries, Science Technology and Innovation , has not been given an enabling environment to thrive like their foreign counterparts.
This is why ECOWAS and Nigeria’s Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation are seeking to change this narrative, by launching the African Research Forum.
The theme of the project is ; “Science Technology and Innovation for a more competitive ECOWAS.
At the conference, ECOWAS official Joao Butiam unveiled the forum’s logo and explained why the organisation’s leaders choose to support the initiative.
Mr Butiam urged all countries in the region to exchange best practices, in the field of Science Technology and Innovation.
Nigeria’s supervising minister of Science Technology and Innovation, Adeleke Mamora noted that Nigeria with her huge population, can no longer afford to be solely a consuming Nation.
The Ministry under his watch, will continue to seek ways of commercialising, various research and development products from all research institutes across the country .
The forum is scheduled to hold from the seventeenth to twenty first October 2022.