The federal government has tasked the board of directors of the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) to deploy its resources and potential to assist the federal government’s quest to reduce poverty in Nigeria by lifting 100 million people out of poverty. poverty.

Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Minister Senator Adeleke Mamora gave the nod during the inauguration of NOTAP’s board of directors in Abuja recently, even as he tasked the board with absorbing the important five C’s of cooperation, cordiality, coordination, collaboration and communication to achieve their given mandate.

The minister further said that board members should do everything they can to make a difference while it lasts, because it is a privilege to be appointed to a service position.

“It tries to make a difference in terms of what you do with commitment and diligence. Don’t have the ‘me’ attitude but the ‘we’ attitude, because together we are stronger. We cannot inherit the good things and pretend not to want to inherit the bad things. You inherit access; it will also inherit responsibility,” he said.

Earlier, the Minister of State for STI, Chief Henry Ikoh, called on the board members to leave a fruitful legacy to their successors.

“Your appointment is based on your record. However, within the term of your service, you are expected to make a positive difference. I urge you to leave a legacy that will be valued and treasured by those who come after.

“One of the cardinal points of the current administration is to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty. Therefore, I advise you to work towards this goal,” Ikoh said.

The permanent secretary of the ministry and chairperson of the NOTAP Governing Board, Ms. Monilola Udoh, who was represented by the Director of Health Biomedical Sciences (HBS), Dr. David Erabhahiemen, vowed to implement the 5C principle to achieve his mandate.

Also speaking, NOTAP Director General Dr. DanAzumi Ibrahim said that the Office is only interested in moving the nation forward.

“We will have a strong relationship with the ministry and I assure commitment to work with the board,” he said.