Gov. Ugwuanyi seeks deployment of technology to facilitate economic growth
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has said that a sustained investment and proper deployment of technology would facilitate the country’s economic growth.
Inaugurating an engineering laboratory built by the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas for the University of Nigeria, Nsukka on Tuesday, Ugwuanyi pledged to remain committed to the growth of science and technology by expanding capacity in the sector.
The governor, who was represented by his deputy, Cecilia Ezeilo, noted that the establishment of the laboratory would enhance the school’s capacity to solve the nation’s quest for self-sufficiency in science and technology.
“Apart from boosting the intellectual, scientific and technological capacity of the University of Nigeria, a facility of this sophistication and magnitude also complements our current efforts to upgrade and modernise the Nsukka axis of the state,’’ he said.
He urged the university authority to make judicious use of the facility as well as protect it jealously.
Earlier, the Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, who was represented by the Director-General of Projects Development Institute (PRODA), Charles Agulanna, lauded Ugwuanyi’s creative management of the state’s resources and canvassed support for his administration.
In a speech, the Vice Chancellor of UNN, Benjamin Ozumba, said the institution’s collaboration with the Nigerian Liquified Natural Gas had been worthwhile.
Ozumba thanked the Enugu State Government for its remarkable support toward the growth of the university.
The Managing Director of the gas company, Tony Atta, said that the facility was a fulfilment of the company’s corporate social responsibility to the institution as well as development of science and technology in the country.
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