The House of Representatives Committee on Science and Engineering has pledged to support scientific research to catalyze economic growth in the country.
The Chairman of the Committee, Inuwa Garba (PDP-Gombe) gave the pledged at the inauguration of the committee in Abuja on Monday that the committee was tasked with a constitutional responsibility that demands diligence, accountability, and a keen understanding of the landscape of science and engineering.
The chairman added that they were to strengthen good governance, ensure economic development and growth, and ensure environmental sustainability.
He noted that the committee was further charged with the responsibility of navigating the complex intersection of science and engineering to ensure that Nigeria treaded confidently into a future shaped by innovation and progress.
Garba said that the committee shall endeavour to encourage the conduct of essential studies, discover new knowledge, and develop innovative solutions to existing problems.
“As a committee saddled with the parliamentary responsibility of overseeing the agencies under us, we shall strive to initiate supportive policies and regulations aimed at fostering an enabling environment where scientists can explore and experiment freely to proffer solutions leading to development.
“We shall do well to encourage the agencies to steadily support scientific research toward economic growth of the nation,” he said.