Tinubu Allocates ₦13B for Research, Lab Upgrades

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has approved a total of ₦13 billion for the National Research Fund (NRF) and the provision of Central Multipurpose Laboratories in select universities nationwide.

Education Minister, Professor Tahir Mamman, who disclosed this on Tuesday in Abuja, expressed gratitude for this significant investment, stating, “President Tinubu’s approval of ₦5 billion for NRF and ₦8 billion for Central Multipurpose Laboratories underscores his commitment to advancing research for national development.”

Speaking during the inauguration of key committees, the Minister emphasised the importance of enhancing research capacity across various fields.

He highlighted the need to elevate academic publications in Nigeria and reduce reliance on foreign materials through initiatives like the Higher Education Book Development Project.

The Executive Secretary of TETFUND, Arc Sonny Echono, praised the expertise of the committees in driving the implementation of the National Research Fund.

He noted, “The NRF has awarded 912 research grants totaling ₦24,021,679,195.88 since its inception in 2009, promoting applied research and innovation in public tertiary institutions.”

The committees were urged to uphold credibility and maintain high standards in their roles to advance research and book publication for national development.


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