By Chinyere Nwachukwu
Lagos – The University of Lagos says it is set to display cashew nut crushing machines, among other research outputs, at its 12th Research Conference and fair scheduled to begin on Tuesday, Aug.15.
The institution’s Director, Research and Innovation, Prof. Wellington Oyibo said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lagos.
NAN reports that a statement by the institution’s Deputy Registrar Information, Mr Toyin Adebule, had stated that the theme of the 3-day conference is: Governance and National Development; Issues and Implications.
According to Oyibo, the theme for this year’s conference is apt as the university remains committed in its quest to discharge its mandate of teaching, research as well as community development.
“During the conference and fair, we shall be displaying our research outputs such as cashew nut crushing machines as well as other nuts crushing machines.
“These are part of the things we are going to showcase among many other of our research products and outputs, and how they can contribute to national development.
“Looking at the theme also, we expect that there will be engagements and discussions on how the country can move forward, economically and technologically.
“There will be solutions proffered in different sectors of the country’s economy, where there are challenges,” Oyibo said.
He said that already, there were a number of technical solutions proffered by his colleagues, designed to drive national development and growth.
According to him, the university is expecting the full participation and collaboration of captains of industries during the conference in a bid to promote research and development.
He said this would also give visibility to made in Nigeria products as well as promote their competitiveness. (NAN)