Comrade (Dr.) Nnamdi Abel Onunka hails from Mbutu Umoko Village in Isiala Ngwa South Local Government Area of Abia State. Born and groomed with native intelligence, he is the first male child of a polygamous family of 13 children. It is no surprise therefore that he grew up as a team player who thrives well even in competitive environments.
Prof. Theophilus Chinyere Nkasiobi Ndubuaku is, without any doubt, Nigeria's No. 1 advocate of institutionalized mechanism for funding research. The Convener of the first-ever Roundtable on Research Funding sees the neglect of research and Nigerian researchers by successive administrations as being the root cause of the nation's socio-economic woes, namely high unemployment rate, mass poverty and hunger, resulting in insecurity, insurgency, assassinations, ritual killings, cybercrime, kidnapping, prostitution, human trafficking and slavery, emigration, as well as maternal and child mortality.
During the first meeting of NRIC on January 7,2016
it is my fervent hope that our research and innovation output should be measured by(the) number of intellectual property such as parents granted and not only by the number of articles published in scholarly journals. by this action,Nigeria will become a centre of discoveries,inventions and innovation in all fields of science and technologgy. before long,we should be in a position to produce nobel laureates in sciences.
Fmr.Minister of science and Technology
we need to build the capacity for self-reliance in Nigeria. we are tired of copying others and importing all sorts of things...No country funds Science and Technology from budgetary allocations alone
It is an embarrassment that a nation that is hungry for development will establish institutions and leave them without establishment Acts for decades. All supervisory ministries of such institutions should be held accountable for this lacuna that makes our nation the object of mockery in the comity of developing nations.
Negotiations with the Federal Government, as represented by the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF), for the revision of the Conditions of Service (COS) took 15 years – from 2004 through 2019.
Research Directors retire at 65 years while their counterparts in the universities, Research Professors retire at 70 years. This is a breach of extant government policy. The result is research staff instability, confusion and anarchy because most researchers, who usually have more research publications than their counterparts in the universities,
Computers have become ubiquitous in almost every facet of our lives. At work, desk jockeys spend hours in front of their desktops, while delivery