By SundiataPOST, Abuja
Malam Nuhu Aliyu, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Sheda Science and Technology Complex, has promised to solicit for more funds from the Federal Government for effective operation of the complex.
Allyu made the remark when he addressed the newsmen after the visit of the board members to the complex on Thursday in Abuja.
“Since our inauguration, this is the first time we are coming here, and this is the first time we are going round and we have seen a lot of investments.
“Government has spent a lot of money to make this place what it is and we have seen that there are challenges.
“We have seen that some items are not functioning properly as they are supposed to; we believe a lot can be achieved with adequate and proper funding,’’ he said.
He stated that Nigeria could grow to a greater height through effective and efficient use of the human resources in complex.
He also said that the board would ensure proper development and use of the human resources in the complex to achieve the objectives for which it was eastablished.
Prof. Paul Onyenekwe, the acting Director General of the complex, appealed to President Goodluck Jonathan to sign the Bio-safety bill into law.
“The National Assembly has approved the bill, what is being awaited is the assent of the president.
“Our president is a listening president and a patient person; our president is a president who is thorough and I belief the moment he has full briefing on this, surely, he will sign the bill.’’
Onyenekwe said that the Bio-safety Bill, if signed into law, will encourage commercial farming in the country.
According to him, Nigerians will benefit a lot from the genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in agricultural production otherwise Nigeria will end up being a dumping ground of GMOs.