The newly sworn-in Commissioner for Science and Technology in Lagos State, Mr. Hakeem Fahm, has charged staff of the Ministry to explore new ideas and innovations that would help to position Lagos State in the science and technology global market.
The Commissioner, who gave the advice while meeting with management staff of the Ministry immediately after assuming duty, noted that for Science and Technology to thrive, and for the State to compete favourably in the global economy, there is a need for transformation.
He said that the focus of the Ministry includes E-Governance, establishing globally competitive research facilities for the promotion of innovation, research and development in Science and ICT and also promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education.
While noting that there is the need to collaborate with other Ministries, Academic Institutions and other relevant bodies to achieve the vision of this administration, Fahm, however,pleaded for maximum cooperation from the staff, so as to achieve the purpose for which the Ministry was established.
“Your contributions are valuable and collectively we have to work together, as l count on everyone to pull our resources together to take Lagos to a higher level that could be compared with other States worldwide,” he said.
The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mr. Kayode Ogunnubi, in his response, assured the Commissioner of the support and loyalty of all members of staff, adding that they are ready to redouble their efforts in order to achieve the set objectives.