The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu commended the giant innovative\e strides taken by FUPRE towards providing techno-scientific solutions to the developmental effort of the nation.
Dr. Onu made the remark during the 2019 edition of Science, Technology and Innovation Expo held in Okpara Square, Enugu between January 14th and 18th recently.
Impressed particularly by the Underwater Current Power Turbine (UCPTI), Waste Motor Oil to Diesel-like Fuel and Multichannel Smart Electricity Distribution Meter (MSEDM) exhibited at the event by FUPRE team, the Minister promised to support the university to optimize its research efforts to achieve greater feats.
Meanwhile, the Acting Director of FUPRE Centre for Research Innovation, Dr. P.W. Igbagara has called on academic departments and other research units in the universities to do more in bringing solutions to the myriads of technological problems staring the country in the face; especially now that the government has indicated more interest in science and technology as sine qua non for national development.
In his remark while receiving the team’s report, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. AkiiIbhadode, FAS, described the Enugu outing as “very successful performance” and thanked the Dr. Jasper Agbakwuru led team for the work well done.