DTSG Restates Commitment to ICT.
The State Government has reiterated its commitment to pursue a technologically driven State through the development of the Science and Technology Sector as it remains a fulcrum on which all human development can successfully be attained.
Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan stated this in Asaba while declaring open the second Delta State Council of Science and Technology Week Activities tagged "Science and Technology, Engine for Sustainable Growth and Development".
Governor Uduaghan represented by the Commissioner for Special Duties, Government House, Chief Onochie Okonkwo said Science and Technology plays a vital role in the development of a nation and Scientists should then be gathered to help develop machines and other gadgets that will aid a rapid and sustainable development.
The Commissioner Directorate of Science and Technology, Dr Ronald Eyime said there is the dire need to propel the State into an aggressive public-private collaboration in the establishment of small and medium scale businesses.
He said his Ministry is prepared to embark on the rudiments of knowledge based technology acquisition and promotion through local efforts in a bid to shore up the development and economy of the State.
Delivering his paper, Dr Dave Al Bahrani a United Kingdom based scientist, urged the government to invest in science and technology if it is keen on creating a virile and sustainable development.
Professor Sam Ukala, provost of DELSU Anwai Campus, Professor Bernard Ejechi, Rector Delta State Polytechnic Ozoro, Dr Martin Nwanze and other resource persons attributed the lack of development to moral attitude, lack of interest in science and technology as some of the problems while calling for a reinvigoration in the attitude of the government and people as well as putting in place the basic infrastructures for scientific development.