Dr. Dan-Azumi Mohammed Ibrahim, Director General of the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP), has been appointed as the Chairman of the Government, Academia and Industry Board of Igbinedion Univesity, Okada, Edo State.
The development was announced by the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Lawrence Ikechukwu Ezemonye at the Univesity Research Day conference which was tagged ‘Greening Academia/Industry Research Synergy to Promote Sustainable Development in Nigeria’.
Prof. Ezemonye, while inaugurating the board, made it known that NOTAP was very strategic to the development of Science and Technology and Innovation (STI) in the country, adding that Dr. Ibrahim’s wealth of knowledge and experience in the Industry and acdemia linkage will boost the institution’s drive to technological development.
The VC said the university had watched closely the activities of NOTAP under the DG and has firmly resolved that with a technocrat of his calibre chairing the board, the sky will be the starting point in terms of inventive and innovative activities expected to be carried out in the university.
In his acceptance speech, the DG stated that he was humble by the appointment considering the fact that IUA was a pioneer privately owned university in Nigeria which was established in 1999, with focus on teaching, research and entrepreneurship.
Dan-Azumi thanked the VC and university community for the honour and promised to do his best to ensure that the confidence reposed in him and the board was achieved.