The Senate Committee on Science and Technology has urged state governments to partner with the National Board for Technology Incubation (NBTI) to create job opportunities for teeming youth in the country.
The committee made the call when the members led by its chairman, Mrs Uche Ekwunife paid a courtesy visit to Gov Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State on Wednesday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Federal Government set up the Technology Incubation Programme (TIP) in the 36 states to nurture and grow new and small businesses, products, innovations, and entrepreneurs by supporting them through the early stages of development. Ekwunife stressed the need for enhanced partnerships among states, local governments, and the agency in nurturing and growing technology-based enterprises for entrepreneurs to develop their businesses. The Senate committee said they were in Enugu for an oversight function in all the NBTI centres in the southeast geopolitical zone. The chairman said the visit to NBTI was aimed at promoting, facilitating, and actualizing the set objectives of the agency. She urged the governor to continue his administration’s support to the NBTI Centre in Enugu State to serve as a veritable platform for the government to create more employment for youths and women.