The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Ogbonnaya Onu, says the ministry was rebranded to meet up with contemporary and future technological demands.
Onu said this at a press conference on the unveiling of the ministry’s new logo in Abuja.
He said the government was positioning technology to positively influence sectors such as education, agriculture, and contribute to infrastructure development and the fight against corruption.
He said technology would also help balance gender equality and improve the security situation in the country.
Onu said Nigeria must plan to have a diversified, knowledge-based and sustainable economy to enable it maintain regional, continental and global influence.
Earlier, the Minister of state for Science, Technology and Innovation, Mohammed Abdullahi, said the rebranding of the ministry would enable it to focus more on current technological trends such as Nano-technology, smart space technology, bio-tech and diverse new technological trends.