Prof. Isa Pantami, the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, says government ought to pay more attention to reviving technology as it holds the key to virile development of the country.
Represented by Prof. Mohammed Bello, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Galaxy Backbone, Pantami made the observation at the second annual general meeting of the Relevant Technology Old Students Association (RETOSA) in Jos.
He explained that functional relevant technology education would impact the necessary skills on the people, adding that vocational training would address unemployment in the country.
“Technology remains the path way to sustainable development; it the way for the digital transformation of people in the society.
“Relevant technology mixed with Internet Information and Communications Technology (ICT) will move many out of poverty in Nigeria.
”Technology holds the key to sustainable development because it has the potential to fully transform our society,” he said.
Prof. Mohammad Haruna, the Executive Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive of National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), attributed the dearth of professionals in construction industry and other critical sectors to the collapse of relevant technology education.