A strong technical team and members of the conservation group during a study tour from Ghana on Monday lauded Nigeria’s achievements in the field of technology and biosafety.
Dr. Emmanuel Marfo, Member of Parliament for Ghana, said during a courtesy call on the National Institute of Technology Development (NABDA) in Abuja, they were delighted to be part of a community that is working to move the nation forward.
Marfo, who is the Chairperson of the Parliamentary Select Committee on the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology, and Innovation (MESTI), Ghana noted that the visit will help expand their work in the field of technology.
He said the visit would help in proper monitoring and a better understanding of the scientists who appeared before the council.
The MP also said that the conference also allowed him to understand the work of science and talk about science and represent it effectively.
Professor Charles Antwi-Boasiako, President of the National Biosafety Authority (NBA) of Ghana, also lauded the significant progress made by the Nigeria Biodiversity Authority (NBMA).
Boasiako spoke about Ghana’s biological health system and its benefits while emphasizing the need for public awareness for quality education.
Earlier, Dr. Francis Onyekachi, a representative of the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) in West Africa, said the technology in Nigeria was well developed.
He noted that Nigeria was also at the forefront in terms of biodiversity.
Onyekachi told the guests that the Nigeria Biological Surveillance Authority was cooperating with any accident investigation, adding that policies and procedures and all necessary equipment had been provided.
Prof. Abdullahi Mustapha, Director-General of the National Institute of Technology Development (NABDA) sensitized the visitors by highlighting the activities and achievements of the agency.
Mustapha spoke highly of the role of technology in national development and how agricultural technology can be used to feed the community.
Speaking in an interview with (NAN), Dr. Rose Gidado, National Coordinator, Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB), said the Nigerian story of innovation was full of success.
She said although there are challenges, the country has always overcome these challenges to come out stronger.
She said the team needed to investigate how Nigeria had reached this stage and had come to exchange views, education, and information to strengthen it.
Source: NAN NEWS