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Governor Sule tasks scientists on natural resources


|By Yahaya Ahmed


The Governor of Nasarawa State, Engineer Abdullahi A.A. Sule, has said that his administration would collaborate with the Nigerian Society of Physical Sciences (NSPS) to harness the state’s natural resources.


This measure, the governor said, became necessary to achieve the much needed diversification of economy of the state.


Speaking during a conference of the Nigerian Society of Physical Sciences (NSPS) with the theme: "Contemporary Breakthroughs in Physical Sciences: Catalyst for Sustainable Development," governor Sule tasked the NSPS to deepen its research and innovation activities to fast track sustainable development in the state and Nigeria at large.


The NSPS Conference took place in the Federal University of Lafia (FULafi), on September 30th.


While congratulating the NSPS on what he described as an "appropriate theme for the maiden conference," Sule stated that it was the desire of his state to maximally tap and utilise it's God-given resources, calling on the NSPS to help the state achieve that goal.


He said: "There is no better time than now for the NSPS to apply its experience, research and innovation in boosting state's economy." 


The governor, while commending the Vice-Chancellor of FULafia, Prof. Shehu Abdul Rahman, and his predecessor, Prof. Muhammad Sanusi Liman, for their efforts at transforming FULafia into one of the best institutions in the country, thanked the security personnel and good people of Nasarawa State for keeping the state peaceful.


"Our state is one of the most peaceful states in Nigeria today," he said. 


In his address, Abdul Rahman said that FULafia would work with the NSPS to engender sustainable development in Nigeria.


Abdul Rahman commended the organisers of the conference, saying that the conference would encourage governments to look inward, utilise their resources and, ultimately, make Nigeria better.


He said FULafia was on track to become an acclaimed centre for excellent and fifth best university in Africa owing to the mechanisms put in place by his administration to achieve those objectives.


The vice-chancellor, while thanking Governor Sule for his commitment to the University's development, praised the NEPS for choosing FULafia to hold its conference.


Earlier, the President of the NSPS, Dr. Nkoje Abinbola, said that the NSPS is a non-profit organisation created in 2019 with the aim of promoting research and study of physical science in Nigeria as well as provide effective programmes to invigorate new innovation.


Dr. Abinbola said that the NSPS was committed to raising the bar of excellence through mechanisation as envisioned in its mandate, adding that the NSPS was ready to produce best brains that "will lead the breakthrough in various science development."


Delivering his address at the event, the Dean of the Faculty of Science, FULafia, Dr Nasirudeen Baba, said that FULafia has one the best facilities for scientific research in the country, calling on scientists to make good use of the facilities.


Baba thanked Governor Sule for his interest in science, pointing out that with the support of the government at all levels, the NSPS would achieve its set objectives of scientific development of Nigeria.


The highlight of the event was the conferment of fellowship awards on Governor Abdullahi Sule, the former vice-chancellor of FULafia, Professor Liman, and Abdul Rahman.


Many distinguished people within and outside FULafia attended the event.

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