The Ministry of Education has inaugurated an 11-member National Research and Development Foundation(NRDF) Draft Executive Bill Committee to define the path of Nigeria’s knowledge economy.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mr Sonny Echono, inaugurated the committee on behalf of the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, in Abuja.
He says that having a legal framework to back up research and development in the country would go a long way in finding lasting solutions to challenges being faced in different sectors of the economy.
The minister added that the fashioning out of a legal framework would help define the place of research and development as the main parameter for measuring the strength and sustainability of Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
The task of preparing a draft Executive Bill is not an ordinary job. It requires the best to do it and that is why some of best and tested lawyers, academics and industry leaders have been called upon to do this assignment.
The nation has high expectations from the outcome of the work because the Ministry has decided to demonstrate that they house historically acknowledged leaders of research, being universities, polytechnics and colleges of education.