Nigeria is preparing to partner with Portugal to host Technology Summit scheduled to hold in the country later this year.
The Minister of Science and Technology Dr Ogbonnaya Onu disclosed this in Abuja during an official signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Nigeria and Republic of Portugal on Science and Technology.
According to the minister, the summit which is aimed at exploring ways of better managing climate change will bring together scientists, researchers and other stakeholders from both countries here in Abuja.
“I am happy that in the management of Atlantic Ocean, Portugal will work very closely with Nigeria for us to effectively and efficiently manage the huge resources of the ocean.
“So far, we have not been able to study and understand the ocean the way we should. “Now, we are proposing that the Atlantic International Research Centres will have its headquarters in Nigeria“
Earlier, Prof. Manuel Heitor, the Portugal Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, said his country would work with Nigeria in all seriousness toward mutual benefits through the application of science and technology.
“We need education to acquire knowledge to help science to brighten our common future as it is a tool needed to build the future for the coming generation“.
Heitor said that his country was willing to partner with Nigeria on space and bio technology, and that Portugal would work with Nigeria toward achieving Sustainable Development Goals of 2030.