Advocates for improve mental and technological know-how
By Gloria Uwadirioha(Jos)
In a bid to improve the mental and technological know-how as well as harnessing the ingenuity of researchers for more productivity was the thrust of the Director-General ,National Metallurgical Development Center(NMDC),Jos,Plateau State,Prof.Linus Asuquo,s remark when he played host to the Plateau State Sector Commander,Akporowho Isaac in his office in Jos.
The DG/CEO expressed his digust on the humongous amount of money many countries of the world spend on infrastructure without commisserable man power to protect the infrastructures.He said that for any country or organization to make a breakthrough in research and development, man power development should be regarded as indispensable.
Prof. Asuquo made this assertion when the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Plateau State Sector Command , Sector Commander, Akporowho Isaac visited him in his office in Jos, through a press release issued to EAGLE EYE WATCH by Sunny Eweama, Head(Press and Public Relations Unit) National Metallurgical Development Centre.reads.
He emphasized that despite being a research Agency under the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, the Agency tries to train not only Engineers who are in the mainstream of research but other professionals in the Centre who contribute one way or the other to ensure that the NMDC realizes its missions and vision to the Nigerian populace and the world at large.
Adding that he met NMDC two years ago as he assumed leadership of the Centre almost like a ruin, he added that with the unwavering cooperation of the Governing Board, Staff and Management, he has been able to transform the Centre to a level that the government can be proud to regard it as an Agency becoming the best Metallurgical Research Centre in Africa.
Engr.Asuquo appreciated the FRSC Sector Commander Plateau State Akporowho Isaac for his visit,adding that they have set plans to partner the FRSC in the state in retraining the drivers in the Center for more efficient service delivery.
The FRSC Sector Commander , Akporowho Isaac thanked the DG/CEO for considering the FRSC as a professional body to train the NMDC personnel that handle the automobiles at the Center.
Akporowho Isaac informed the DG/CE that on his assumption of office in Plateau State he was briefed on the cordial relationship that has existed among NMDC and FRSC in Plateau state, hence he decided to consolidate on that.
He expressed his gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari for putting the round peg in a round hole.