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FUT MINNA EMERGES SECOND IN NIGERIA FOR RESEARCH GRANT AWARD TO UNIVERSITIES BY TETFUND

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FUT MINNA EMERGES SECOND IN NIGERIA FOR RESEARCH GRANT AWARD TO UNIVERSITIES BY TETFUND                                                                                                    04-06-24

By Sadiq Aminu                                                                The Federal University of Technology Minna in Niger state has been ranked second amongst Nigerian universities in the last research grant award by the National Research Funds NRF.

The grant is a research window created under the auspices of Tertiary Education Trust Fund TETFUND in Nigeria.

Vice Chancellor of the University Professor Faruk Adamu Kuta stated this while declaring opened a three day workshop titled the Application of Nanotechnology for Sustainable Development organised by the Nanotechnology Group, Africa Centre of Excellence for Mycotoxin and Food Safety FUT Minna.

Represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor Academics Prof Abdullahi Mohammed the Vice Chancellor said FUT Minna is not just created to award degrees but they must come up with formidable research that have direct bearing on the development of Nigeria and that is why they must be seen as a first generation and not as a third generation University.

Prof Faruk Adamu Kuta however said the Federal University of Technology Minna ought to have been graded interns of it’s contribution to humanity as well as that of the growth of higher education, stressing that they will continue to support and encourage research and development at the institution to thrive.

In his remarks Leader of the Afrca Centre Of Excellence For Mycotoxin And Food Safety FUT Minna Prof Hussaini Anthony Makun maintained that there will be no development without Nanotechnology.

Prof Hussaini Anthony Makun however said Nanotechnology is impacting on all shares of human endeavors, it is strategic that whatever material you intend to use for a product you need Nanotechnology knowledge and skills to function effectively and commended the Vice Chancellor FUT Minna for his support to research and development.

Also Speaking the Research Team Leader Prof Jimoh Tijjani explained that countries like Egypt, Kenya, Morocco and South Africa have gone far in driving a lot of benefits from the adoption and Nanotechnology research for quite a long time.

Accoding to him even at the United Nations emphasis has been on Sustainable Development Goals, sixteen of them and appealed to both the Federa and State Government’s to support them in the promotion of Nanotechnology research in Nigeria which he said they have gone a long way.

In an opening remarks the Director Directorate of Research Innovation and Development FUT Minna Prof Moses Aderemi Olutoye described the workshop as timely especially with the erodite scholars such as Prof Sabelo Mhlanga, Founder and Chief Executive Officer Sabinono LTD Nelson Mandela University South Africa and Associate Prof Olushola Sunday Ayanda, Department of Industrial Chemistry Federal University Oye Ekiti that will deliver papers.

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