During her speech on DAY 2 of the #TechnoExpo2021, Acting DG FIIRO, Dr Yemisi Asagbra congratulated the Hon. Minister of Science and Technology, Engr. (Dr.) Ogbonnaya Onu; the Honorable Minister of State, Mr. Mohammed H. Abdullahi for putting up yet another successful Science Technology and Innovation Expo.
She also highlighted that the Institute prides itself as a major technology provider to the MSMEs involved in manufacturing activities in Nigeria, and recent survey have indicated that the Institute is a technology provider to about 70% of MSMEs in the South West geo-political zone most especially those that are manufacturers in the food sub-sector. Also, the Institute is a Technology Provider to about 70% of the tenants operating in the 27 Technology Incubation Centers in Nigeria under the supervision of the National Board for Technology Incubation (NBTI).
The theme of FIIRO DAY this year is the Innovations that have been produced from FIIRO R&D activities, showcasing the products of some beneficiaries of FIIRO technologies. As part of the FIIRO DAY activities, a special guest lecture titled: "R&D for Innovation in Nigeria: A panacea for industrial development and economic growth, cushioning the effect of COVID 19 pandemic in a ravaged developing economy" was delivered by Dr. Engr. Talabi.