The Federal Government inaugurated the Governing Board of the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion, NOTAP.

At the inauguration of the Board in Abuja, the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Olorunnimbe Mamora, urged members to bring their experience to bear to support NOTAP in updating its mandate and the ministry’s aspiration for socio-economic growth. from the country.

Dr. Mamora advised the NOTAP Board and management team to stick to the hierarchy and live in harmony and warned Board members to desist from playing the role of management.

He introduced the members to the principle of the 5Cs, which stands for: Cooperation, Collaboration, Coordination, Communication and Friendliness to manage agency affairs and achieve better results.

“If we work with these 5Cs in mind, we will make a difference,” he said.

NOTAP Director General, Dr. Dan-Azumi Mohammed, thanked the president for the inauguration, noting that the composition of the Board would help the agency build on its achievements and address challenges.

Dr. Dan-Azumi explained that NOTAP had been around for 30 years and technology was evolving, hence the need for the Board to propose policies that would put the agency in the global spotlight.

“Things are changing around the world and NOTAP has been around for the last thirty years, so bringing people from different ministries will add value to your establishment. In terms of policy issues, that’s where we expect the Board to look at the area. NOTAP could improve”. He explained.

Speaking on behalf of the Board members, the president and the permanent secretary at the ministry, Ms. Monilola Udoh, represented by a director at the ministry, Dr. David Ehiabhi thanked the president for the call to serve and pledged the commitment of the Board to fulfill its mandate. .

Reporting by Rabbi Momoh, Editing by Daniel Adejo