Nigeria and Ireland to partner on agriculture, energyStaff Writer | October 4, 2016
The federal government of Nigeria plans to enter into partnership with the Republic of Ireland to improve the skills of Nigerians in science, research and innovation.
Friends Nigerians are desirous of working with Ireland
The minister said Nigerians are desirous of working with Ireland on research and innovation noting that Ireland's model of industrialisation is attractive with clear road for implementation.
Onu, commended the Irish government for being the highest exporter of Pharmaceutical products, which has attracted international business to the country.
He said: "You have highly educated workforce who is very attractive to companies that rely on knowledge, we desire to move from resource based to knowledge based economy.
"We need to improve drastically on energy to improve industrialisation, Food Science is of great interest because we are working very hard to feed ourselves, we were carried away by oil, we used to spend money importing rice.
"Science and Technology is important in the Agricultural chain because it has strong link with the industry, we will encourage our people to benefits from facilities available in Ireland." ■