DR. (MRS) JUMMAI ADAMU TUTUWA APPOINTED AS FIIRO'S NEW DIRECTOR GENERAL/CEO

 

 

It is the dawn of another era as the Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi Lagos witnessed the entrance of a new substantive Director-General and Chief Executive Officer, having been approved by President Muhammadu Buhari. She is Dr. (Mrs) Jummai Adamu Tutuwa, who until her latest appointment was the Director overseeing the Biotechnology Centre of the National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) in Jalingo Taraba state.

In a letter signed and forwarded by the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation, Mrs Monilola Udoh to the Chairman FIIRO Governing Board, Gambo Magaji (OON), Dr Tutuwa's appointment has the express approval of the President, effective from the 10th of May 2022. It comes with a five-year non-renewable tenor.
The University of Maiduguri graduate has vast experience in science, technology, research, and development related fields. This will undoubtedly be instrumental to further project FIIRO as Nigeria's foremost research institute and create a solid platform for the Institute's full inclusion and participation in the sphere of science-based, technology-driven, and research-oriented countries.

Dr Jummai Tutuwa is a strong advocate of encouraging the use of science, technology, and innovation to promote the socio-economic wellbeing of Nigerians. Her appreciable solo effort in sourcing research funding among donor agencies will surely benefit her new constituency (FIIRO).

Hitherto, Dr. (Mrs) Yemisi Asagbra has been holding forth in an acting capacity and will be handing over the baton of leadership to the incoming Director-General.

Dr Jummai Tutuwa is coming in as the sixth indigenous head of FIIRO, the third Director-General and the second female DG FIIRO is having. Judging from her antecedents' hopes are high that she will work hard to improve on the standards laid by her predecessors.

We welcome FIIRO's new helmsman to the community of seasoned scientists, researchers, and administrators with track records of high ethical standards, professionalism, and global best practices.

AWAKENING THE DRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE IN NIGERIA'S INDIGENOUS FABRICATORS

 

Nigeria has a widespread of Indigenous fabricators that specialize in various designs and machinery for agricultural products, food processing, and non-food processing.

In order to improve on existing innovations and to compete favourably with the international community, The Federal Institute of Industrial Research, (FIIRO) created a stakeholder's forum which consists of clusters of the indigenous fabricators, with the aim of building and improving the capacity for indigenous fabricators as well as update them with current trends and developments within the industry.

Another stakeholder's forum would be coming up on the 30th to 31st March 2022, we would like all indigenous fabricators to join us at the Akinrele Auditorium, as we discuss "Awakening the drive for excellence in Nigeria's indigenous fabricators.

See you there!

 N.B 

You can also join Via zoom as the event will be available Virtually 

 

PDD FIIRO is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: FIIRO FABRICATORS WORKSHOP
Time: Mar 30, 2022, 09:00 AM West Central Africa

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KNOWLEDGE DEPENDENT ECONOMY FOR NIGERIA IS OUR ULTIMATE GOAL. - FMSTI MINISTER

We will continually strive to ensure that the rate of Nigeria's import of chemicals is drastically reduced, through empowering local entrepreneurs in the Chemical and Materials Industry.
Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, the Honourable Minister for Science Technology and Innovation stated this while inaugurating the newly constituted inter-ministerial committee on The Nigeria Chemical and Materials Industry Action Program at the Federal Palace Hotel in Lagos.

The minister lamented on Nigeria's continual dependence on the commodity economy, promising that the federal government will stop at nothing to ensure a knowledge-driven economy like the advanced countries.
It was observed that Nigeria has virtually the needed materials to produce chemicals that can meet our immediate needs.

Dr Onu enumerated the benefits of the ensuing chemical and material industry to include; job creation, chemical exports that can, in turn, boost the country's foreign reserves, improved material standardisation and many more.
He however charged the members of the committee to have the interest of the country at heart as they carry out the great task of charting the way forward for the Chemical and Materials Industry in Nigeria.

Lending her voice at the inauguration the Overseeing Director of FIIRO, Dr Agnes Yemisi Asagbra stated that respite is coming for the scientists in the country, in that over-dependence on imported chemicals will soon become a thing of the past. She enjoined the members of the committee to work in line with their wealth of experience and exposure.

 

HIGH COST OF IMPORTING ENZYMES: FIIRO PARTNERS ALSTEIN TO PROFER SOLUTIONS.

 

With the ever-increasing demand for imported Enzymes in Nigeria and its resultant effect on the county's foreign reserves, FIIRO alongside ALSTEIN INTERNATIONAL is organizing an all-stakeholders forum to deliberate on possible ways of initiating the production of enzymes in Nigeria; removal of its negative effect on the county's foreign exchange earnings and encourage policymakers to come up with policies that will facilitate enzyme production. 

Alstein is vast in rendering research assistance and will be doing same to give helping hands to FIIRO and other stakeholders. Nigeria is yet to have its first indigenous Enzyme production outfit, with this forum the country will save huge foreign exchange and reduce unemployment.

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