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FG inaugurates committee onTETFund’s NRDF draft bill


Adamu Adamu

The Federal Government has inaugurated the National Research and Development Foundation (NRDF) draft executive bill committee. It also charged its members to propose a legislation that would ensure a robust knowledge economy.

Inaugurating the 11-man committee, on Tuesday, in Abuja, Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, praised Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) for coming up with the NRDF initiative.

Represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono, the minister said the committee would undertake one of the most important and meaningful assignments on behalf of the ministry and the country.


“The task of preparing a draft executive bill is not an ordinary job. It requires the best to do it. And that is why some of our best and tested lawyers, academics and industry leaders have been called upon to do this assignment.

While calling on members of the committee to live up to expectations in carrying out the assignment, the minister said boosting efforts in research and development holds the key that will redefine the nation’s path to a knowledge economy.

Responding on behalf of the members of the committee, its chairman, Prof. Auwal Yadudu, promised that the assignment would be carried out with the utmost dedication and seriousness it deserves.


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