Don Urges Nigerian Leaders to Embrace Locally Made Technology

By on March 22, 2018

Prof. Saburi Adesanya, the immediate past Vice-Chancellor, Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU),
Ago-Iwoye, on Wednesday, called on Nigerian leaders to embrace  made technology to enhance infrastructure development.

Adesanya stated this while delivering a lecture titled: ” Technology Planning : The Nigerian Experience.” to commemorate the 2nd
convocation ceremony of Abraham Adesanya Polytechnic, Ijebu Igbo,
held at the school campus.

The former vice-chancellor, represented by Prof. Olusegun LawalLawal OOU, said that it was high time the leaders and the governme believing in local technology rather than foreign ones.

He noted that the youths needed to be educated on what it takes to build a nation and create jobs through the proper use of technology.

“Our leaders should start having trust in local technology rather than embracing foreign ones, this has led to the death of artisan-ship.

“Today, we still import wheat and even efforts to add cassava as partial substitute failed due to bad planning and international
conspiracy.

“With proper planning there is so much technology out there in every
sphere of our life viz communication, construction, science,
education and so on that can be improved on by the government.

“What this means is that first, our political set up must focus on the
energy of the nation, on proper development for technology to work.
He explained that Nigeria needed to put an appropriate political and
social infrastructure in place for any technology to work perfectly.

He added that Nigeria must start addressing basic infrastructure
deficiencies with appropriate technology for her to survive.

Earlier, Prof. Bilesanmi Awoderu, Rector of the Institution, said that
there could be no development in any country without advancement
in technology.

She explained that the leadership of the country should endeavour to
lay more emphasis on technology, saying that technology advancement would bring about rapid growth and development.

“This is a polytechnic that is technologically driven.

“We will continue to train our students to be self reliant and after graduation become employers of labour through technology, ” she said. (NAN)

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