Nigeria is set to adopt reverse engineering to domesticate and specialise in sophisticated technology according to the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu.
Reverse-engineering is the reproduction of another manufacturer’s product following detailed examination of its construction or composition.
He disclosed this when he inaugurated an Inter-Ministerial committee for the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between FMSTI and Aeronautic Ltd (now Wise Guide Technology Nig. Ltd) on Monday in Abuja.
Onu stated that the purpose of the Memorandum of Understanding (Mou) is basically for research, development in the area of unmanned Area Vehicles (UAV). The Committee has two weeks to carry out its assignment.
He further said the MoU was signed to enable the Ministry incorporate an inter-ministerial Committee that will pioneer the implementation of that Memorandum of Understanding through research and development.
While harping on the need for self reliance in order to create jobs, wealth and reduce extreme poverty, the Minister posited that for Nigeria to be self reliant, it has to take her own destiny into her own hands, by looking inwards and develop the country’s home products.
The Minister assured the Committee that his ministry will continue to research, until the country is able to domesticate her own technology and innovation so as to improve the country’s home grown products, improve Agriculture, Security, even in oil and gas sectors.
Earlier, Mr. Yahaya Isa, who spoke on behalf of the Chairman of the Committee, said the National Space Research Development Agency (NASRDA), is thinking ahead of time, especially with the establishment of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) department.
Isa assured the Ministry and Nigerians that the committee will do its utmost best to deliver on their set objectives.