May 21, 2020

The NESG in conjunction with the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) and the National Universities Commission which make up the Nigeria triple Helix roundtable held a dialogue session to find new measures to foster economic diversification and collaboration between government, the private sector, industries and the academia.

With the Covid-19 outbreak and the effective crashing of oil prices around the world, the cry to diversity Nigeria’s economy from sole reliance on crude oil has become louder. There is need to build and grow the industrial sector by manufacturing our raw materials and encouraging exportation.

The session, which had experts in the tertiary education industry like the Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission, Prof. Abubakar Adamu Rasheed and President, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, Engr. Mansur Ahmed , addressed the need for a structured approach to enhancing partnerships between academia and industry, understand the steps required, identify the different areas in which such collaboration is possible or feasible and develop a roadmap for institutionalizing academia-industry collaboration in Nigeria.