On the sidelines of the G77+China Summit at Hotel Palco La Habana, the Minister of Innovation, Science, and Technology, Uche Nnaji, marked a momentous occasion by signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Republic of Cuba on September 16, 2023. This landmark agreement signifies a significant stride toward enhancing cooperation in the realms of Innovation, Science, and Technology between the two nations.Thank you for reading this post, don't forget to subscribe!
The Nigerian delegation to the G77+China Summit in Havana, led by Vice President Sen. Kashim Shettima, was instrumental in bringing this MoU to fruition, as confirmed by Mr. Olusola Abiola, the Director of Information in the office of the Vice President.
Uche Nnaji, representing the Federal Government of Nigeria, proudly affixed his signature to the document and lauded President Bola Tinubu for his forward-looking leadership, which paved the way for this partnership.
The bilateral agreement, with a primary focus on research and development, along with human resource development, is poised to deepen the collaboration between these two nations significantly. It encompasses a wide array of cooperative endeavors, spanning biotechnology, scientific investigation, innovation, technological development, human resource development, specialist exchange in science and technology, as well as technology transfer for developmental purposes.
Mr. Nnaji conveyed his commitment to harnessing the full potential of this bilateral agreement and assured that its implementation would commence without delay. Furthermore, Vice President Sen. Kashim Shettima emphasized Nigeria’s unwavering dedication to South-South cooperation as a catalyst for sustainable development on a global scale.
This pact opens the door to an exciting future of joint scientific and technological advancements, fostering a stronger bond between Nigeria and Cuba.