The Federal Government is set to establish national research and technology innovation centres for global competitiveness.

The Federal Government is set to establish national research and technology innovation centres for global competitiveness.

Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Ogbonna Onu announced this at a working visit to Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state.

Head, Press and Public Relations of the ministry, Josephine Ademu in a statement in Abuja, said Onu noted that increased focus on solution driven research would help increase the commercialisation of scientific research results.

He also called for active local production for all goods and services that are needed in country, saying Nigerian goods, services and innovations must be of global standards to meet local demands and encourage exports.

Obaseki, while responding, explained that for government to deliver on its mandate, all aspects of government must embrace Science, Technology and Innovation, STI. he however, advocated for strengthening and creation of an enabling environment for local innovators.