sylvester Thompson">

Science & Technology

Minister lauds Israeli Govt on methanol technology

Published

on

Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology has commended the Israeli Government for its offer to train Nigeria on methanol fuel production.

The Minister gave the commendation when Mr Shimon Ben-Shoshan, Israel Ambassador to Nigeria paid him a courtesy visit in his office in Abuja.

Onu lauded the cordial relationship between the two countries, saying that the existing partnership between them has helped propelled Nigeria’s quest for knowledge driven economy.

He said that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to fore the need for Nigeria to move from resource to a knowledge and innovation-driven economy.

“The Methanol Fuel Production technology will expand the chemical industry chain-value, preserve Nigeria’s environment and add value to the huge gas resources in the country.

“Methanol fuel production technology will replace kerosene as household cooking fuel, while contributing to efficient and effective transportation.

“Methanol technology will also help in climate change mitigation, improve electricity generation and help in economic diversification of the country.

“Other benefits of the technology include stimulating foreign investment in the oil and gas sector as well as creating employment opportunities for the teeming youths,’’ he said.

In his remarks, Ben-Shoshan said the visit was to brief the minister on the forthcoming Innovation Fair (I-fair) with the theme “Transforming Ideas into Information”.

Shoshan said the fair would be co-sponsored by Israeli embassy to raise a generation of innovators, researchers and inventors in Nigeria by offering them a platform to transform their ideas into innovative solutions.

He also said that the fair was open to all Nigerian above the age of 21 with innovative ideas in agriculture and food security.

“Other areas are food technology, renewable energy, environmental management, medical devices/simulations and social responsibility,” he said.

Edited By: Ali Baba-Inuwa
Source: NAN

 

 

 

 

 

Immigration CG tells  officers to avoid image tarnishing indulgences ASAN, NIAS, to host Annual meeting to address challenges of animal husbandry Lagos elders seek unemployment benefits for youths Orji Kalu mourns renown Igbo musician, Morocco Lagos Mainland LG boss urges youth’s to shun vandalism during protests NiMet predicts hazy, sunny weather conditions Friday to Sunday Power sector records all-time peak of 5, 4590 MW — TCN Buhari greets Oba of Lagos at 77 Buhari condoles with President Kabore of Burkina Faso over father’s death #EndSARS: BMO hails NBC for regulatory vigilance EndSARS protests: South East govs urge youths to embrace peace Lawmaker attributes youth restiveness to poor upbringing Badagry expressway, our No 1 problem — Lagos lawmaker COVID-19 vaccine could be ready by December — United States disease expert NLC urges FG to end medical tourism Troops kill 22 terrorists, destroy 2 gun trucks, recover arms in Borno EndSARS: Sen. Imoke calls for dialogue to end destruction of properties Muslims and Christians celebrate Maulud in Kaduna to foster peace and unity Lawmaker calls for peace amongst youths in Surulere Buhari mourns as robbers kill ex-NTA DG, Mohammed Ibrahim’s son Lagos Lawmaker urges more people to embrace e-commerce We must address poverty, unemployment, to surmount Nigeria challenges — Tambuwal Nigeria records highest power transmission of 5,459.50MW Niger Tornadoes FC management restates commitment to welfare of players, officials Okowa calls for resuscitation of Warri Port Detention of Guardian driver, Saifu Ahmadu, not intentional, says Division 6 PRO Mrs Akeredolu advocates Tele medicine for cancer patients Eid-el-Maulud: Gov. Uzodimma felicitates with Muslims, calls for prayers for Nigeria Looting: Osun govt. returns recovered items to owners Ojokoro residents task Sanwo-Olu on schools, fire service, road repairs EndSARS: Hoodlums kill police inspector, cut off manhood in Ebonyi Public Health: Ecobank, others get `Speak Up Africa’ award PCN seals 440 pharmacies, patent medicine shops in Gombe State Adamawa Govt relaxes curfew Adamawa govt. relaxes curfew #EndSARS: LCCI reschedules Lagos International Trade Fair  Gov. Uzodimma flags off construction of 12km Awo-Omamma-Okwudor Road Eid el Maulud: South East Muslim leaders sue for peace, God’s intervention Truck crushes woman in front of father’s hotel in Ogun LASWA commences clearing of water hyacinth on waterways Kwara Revenue Service generated N4bn in Q3 2020 – Chairman Niger Tornadoes FC management reiterates commitment to welfare of players, officials CSO advocates transparency in extractive industry Lawmaker urges citizens to perform civic duties to govt. Gunmen kill Police officer, motorcyclist in Benue – PPRO Kano govt. promotes over 249 civil servants Leather Industry Stakeholders say Lagos, Kano partnership will harness sector’s potential Eid-el-Maulud: Cleric, Islamic leader seek prayers for peace, stability in Nigeria NCC remits N344.71bn into FG’s Consolidated Revenue Fund in 5 years Eid-el-Maulud: Gov. Oyetola felicitate with Muslims, urges prayers for peace in Nigeria