Daily Trust (Abuja)

21 June 2012

Africa: Why Africa Is Backward in Technology - NOTAP

The National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) has said the insufficient level of skills, productivity and competitiveness were among the major reasons for the slow pace of growth of technology in Africa.

The NOTAP Director General, Dr Umar Bindir, who disclosed this when a delegation from the Tanzanian Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) visited NOTAP in Abuja, said for the continent to be truly independent, it must have the required knowledge built through partnership.

He revealed that since its establishment in 1979, NOTAP has been successful in promoting Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) culture amongst Nigerians.

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