Director General NOTAP Appointed SSG Adamawa State
The Director General National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) Engr. Umar Buba Bindir has been appointed the Secretary to the State Government of Adamawa State.
The Director General who assumed office in NOTAP in 2009 was instrumental to the initiation of vibrant and innovative developmental programmes in the Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) sector of Nigeria.
Some of the programmes he initiated and nurtured were the NOTAP-Industry Technology Transfer Fellowship (NITTF), the Technology Story Board for Science and Technology Popularisation, the Diary Development Project and the Africa Premier Science and Technology Corridor (APSTICA) amongst many others.
Engr. Umar Bindir, an Agricultural Technologist and a leading voice in the Science and Technology sector in Nigeria has already been sworn in by Governor Mohammadu Bindo Jibrilla of Adamawa State.
Meanwhile, the Federal Government has approved the appointment of Dr. DanAzumi Ibrahim as acting Director General/ Chief Executive of NOTAP.
The appointment was contained in an official correspondence from the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology following the resignation of Engr. Umar Buba Bindir.
Dr. Ibrahim, a graduate of Agriculture from the University of Maiduguri holds a Master of Science degree in Soil Microbiology from the University of Newcastle Upontyne, United Kingdom in 1987 and a doctorate degree in Soil Fertility from the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi in 2004.
Dr. Ibrahim was a Lecturer at the University of Maiduguri and served in various capacities at the Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC) before his transfer to NOTAP as a Director. He is the current Director in charge of the Department of Technology Innovation and Commercialisation in NOTAP.
NOTAP is a Federal Government agency under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology (FMST) and is responsible for amongst others the regulation of the inflow of foreign technology through the registration of technology transfer agreements and also promotion of inventions, innovations and Research and Development (R&D) results from the nation’s research establishments, Universities and Polytechnics.
Solomon D. Nshem
2nd July, 2015