Dr Adeleke Mamora, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation(STI) said Nigeria ranked first in the ECOWAS sub region to substantially comply with the recommendations of the African Forum on Research and Innovation(FARI).
This is contained in a press statement issued by Josephine Ademu, Assistant Chief Information Officer, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in Abuja.
She said Mrs Monilola Udoh, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry representing the Minister disclosed this at the South West zonal dialogue between government and stakeholders in the STI ecosystem in Lagos.
The dialogue was for the establishment of Technology and Innovation Centers (TICs).
The minister said the benefits of the TICs included finding the best way to ensure that products and services in Nigeria were made to compete with the very best in the world.